Globalization and female labor force participation in developing countries: An empirical (Re-)assessment

Wacker, Konstantin M., Cooray, Arusha, and Gaddis, Isis (2017) Globalization and female labor force participation in developing countries: An empirical (Re-)assessment. In: Christensen, Bent Jesper, and Kowalczyk, Carsten, (eds.) Globalization: Strategies and Effects. Springer Nature, Berlin, Germany, pp. 545-583.

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Abstract

We investigate the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade, as two measures of globalization, on female labor force participation rate in a sample of 80 developing countries over the time period 1980-2005. Contrary to the mainstream view in the literature, which is mainly based on country-case studies or simple cross-country variation, we find that both, FDI and trade have a generally negative impact on female labor force participation. While the impact is of negligible economic size, it is stronger for younger cohorts, possibly reflecting a higher return to education in open economies. We further find a large degree of cross-regional heterogeneity and that the effect of globalization on female labor force participation depends on the industrial structure, with more positive effects in economies with a higher share of industry in value added. We can thereby explain why country studies find other effects and question the generalization of their results into an overarching globalization tale concerning female labor force participation.

Item ID: 69190
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9783662495025
Copyright Information: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 02:23
FoR Codes: 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380110 International economics @ 40%
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380112 Macroeconomics (incl. monetary and fiscal theory) @ 30%
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380111 Labour economics @ 30%
SEO Codes: 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1502 Macroeconomics > 150207 Macro labour market issues @ 50%
15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1502 Macroeconomics > 150209 Savings and investments @ 50%
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