Women at Work and Economic Development: Who's Pushing What?

  title={Women at Work and Economic Development: Who's Pushing What?},
  author={Ana Rute Cardoso},
  journal={Review of Radical Political Economics},
  pages={1 - 34}
  • A. Cardoso
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • Economics
  • Review of Radical Political Economics
The Portuguese female labor force participation rate is one of the highest among European Union countries. This study seeks to explain why. After a brief look at the sharp contrast between the situation in the 1980s and that of the 1960s, it sets out to answer the question: What motivates women to participate, and why is the Portuguese economy so receptive to female participation? An option and a necessity coexist, motivating women to produce for the market - higher levels of human capital… 
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