The Dynamics of Women ’ s Labour Supply in Developing Countries

@inproceedings{Bhalotra2010TheDO,
  title={The Dynamics of Women ’ s Labour Supply in Developing Countries},
  author={Sonia Bhalotra and Marcela Uma{\~n}a-Aponte},
  year={2010}
}
The Dynamics of Women’s Labour Supply in Developing Countries This paper investigates cyclicality in women’s labour supply motivated by the hypothesis that it contributes to smoothing household consumption in environments characterized by income volatility. We use comparable individual data on about 1.1 million women in 63 developing and transition countries merged with country-level panel data on GDP during 1986-2006. The scope of these data is unprecedented in the small but growing literature… CONTINUE READING