What Can Boost Female Labor Force Participation in Asia

@inproceedings{Kinoshita2015WhatCB,
  title={What Can Boost Female Labor Force Participation in Asia},
  author={Yuko Kinoshita and Fang Guo},
  year={2015}
}
  • Yuko Kinoshita, Fang Guo
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • Both Japan and Korea are trying to boost female labor force participation (FLFP) as they face the challenges of a rapidly aging population. Though FLFP has generally been on a rising trend, the female labor force in both countries is skewed towards non-regular employment despite women’s high education levels. This paper empirically examines what helps Japan and Korea to increase FLFP by type (i.e., regular vs. non-regular employment), using the SVAR model. In so doing, we compare these two… CONTINUE READING

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