An Examination of Cross-Country Differences in the Gender Gap in Labor Force Participation Rates

@inproceedings{Antecol2000AnEO,
  title={An Examination of Cross-Country Differences in the Gender Gap in Labor Force Participation Rates},
  author={Heather Antecol},
  year={2000}
}
Ž . Using evidence on variation in the gender gap in labor force participation rates LFPR across home country groups in the United States, this paper analyzes cross-country differences in these gaps. The empirical evidence reveals that for first generation immigrants, over half of the overall variation in the gender gap in LFPR is attributable to home country LFPR. This suggests that there exists a permanent, portable factor, i.e., culture, that is not captured by observed human capital… CONTINUE READING
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