Women's labor force participation and marriage : the case of Korea
Lee, Bun Song, Jang, Soomyung, & Sarkar, Jayanta (2008) Women's labor force participation and marriage : the case of Korea. Journal of Asian Economics, 19(2), pp. 138-154.
In this paper, we examine the relationship between marital status and female labor force participation in Korea, and argue that marriage remains a major obstacle to young Korean women's employment. We find that an average married woman is much less likely (by 40–60%) to participate in the labor force than a single woman in urban Korea. Further investigation into the participation patterns among married women reveals that labor force participation rate (LFPR) varies with husband's occupation and her own age. Lower LFPR among the young married women is explained by demand-side factors, while relatively higher LFPR among the middle-aged married women is mostly explained by the supply-side factors.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Women's labor force participation, Marriage, Childbearing, Demand factors, Supply factors|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > OTHER ECONOMICS (149900)|
|Deposited On:||25 Aug 2011 08:14|
|Last Modified:||23 Apr 2012 13:13|
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