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Does Education Impact Female Employment?

Karlsson, Matilda LU and Larsson, Anna LU (2015) NEKN05 20151
Department of Economics
Abstract
This paper examines the impact of years of schooling on female employment decisions and on the intensity of employment by using the variation across countries and over birth cohorts in compulsory schooling reforms. The sample includes women aged 25 to 64 from five eurozone countries and the data covers the year of 2010. The findings suggest that years of schooling do not have a significant effect on the probability of female employment. Additionally, schooling is found to have a negative impact on the employment intensity. Some potential reasons behind these results are attitudes towards working women, household responsibilities, policies et cetera. The paper contributes to the literature about female employment and gender inequalities in... (More)
This paper examines the impact of years of schooling on female employment decisions and on the intensity of employment by using the variation across countries and over birth cohorts in compulsory schooling reforms. The sample includes women aged 25 to 64 from five eurozone countries and the data covers the year of 2010. The findings suggest that years of schooling do not have a significant effect on the probability of female employment. Additionally, schooling is found to have a negative impact on the employment intensity. Some potential reasons behind these results are attitudes towards working women, household responsibilities, policies et cetera. The paper contributes to the literature about female employment and gender inequalities in the labor market. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Matilda LU and Larsson, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKN05 20151
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Employment, Education, Gender inequality, 2SLS, IV
language
English
id
7362768
date added to LUP
2015-06-30 10:04:57
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2015-06-30 10:04:57
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  abstract     = {This paper examines the impact of years of schooling on female employment decisions and on the intensity of employment by using the variation across countries and over birth cohorts in compulsory schooling reforms. The sample includes women aged 25 to 64 from five eurozone countries and the data covers the year of 2010. The findings suggest that years of schooling do not have a significant effect on the probability of female employment. Additionally, schooling is found to have a negative impact on the employment intensity. Some potential reasons behind these results are attitudes towards working women, household responsibilities, policies et cetera. The paper contributes to the literature about female employment and gender inequalities in the labor market.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Matilda and Larsson, Anna},
  keyword      = {Employment,Education,Gender inequality,2SLS,IV},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Does Education Impact Female Employment?},
  year         = {2015},
}