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Higher Education and Female Labour Market Participation

Berg Von Linde, Malin (2015) NEKN01 20151
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
While female labour market participation is increasing
worldwide, the development in Chile is slow and concentrated
to the capital city of Santiago de Chile. Education has been
found to increase female labour market participation in several
studies, where my thesis contributes to the research with more
careful analysis of the effects of higher education. Rather than
analysing the joint effect of higher education, I disentangle the
effects of different types of institutions of higher education,
which allows me to analyse each corresponding effect on
female labour market participation. By using data from the
national census, and comparing results from the probit model
and the linear probability model, I show that university
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While female labour market participation is increasing
worldwide, the development in Chile is slow and concentrated
to the capital city of Santiago de Chile. Education has been
found to increase female labour market participation in several
studies, where my thesis contributes to the research with more
careful analysis of the effects of higher education. Rather than
analysing the joint effect of higher education, I disentangle the
effects of different types of institutions of higher education,
which allows me to analyse each corresponding effect on
female labour market participation. By using data from the
national census, and comparing results from the probit model
and the linear probability model, I show that university
education has the highest effect on female labour market
participation, that education at technical centres has a slightly
smaller effect, and that education at professional institutes has
the smallest effect. Furthermore, by complimenting the thesis
with my minor field study (MFS) about women’s policy
preferences, I am able to discuss policy implementation with
better foundation and support than studies that only rely on
economic theory. My results suggest that policies that aim to
simplify a combination of family life and career may be an
efficient way to increase female labour market participation
among women with higher education, where the MFS
emphasise work concerning the quality of day care centres.
Lastly, the highest valued policy in the MFS is work aiming to
reduce the gender wage gap, which when implemented may
decrease the impact of cultural values on labour market
decisions, and thus further increase labour market participation
among women with higher education.
Key words: Higher education, female labour market
participation, policy preferences, probit model, linear
probability model. (Less)
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author
Berg Von Linde, Malin
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organization
course
NEKN01 20151
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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language
English
id
8938375
date added to LUP
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@misc{8938375,
  abstract     = {While female labour market participation is increasing
worldwide, the development in Chile is slow and concentrated
to the capital city of Santiago de Chile. Education has been
found to increase female labour market participation in several
studies, where my thesis contributes to the research with more
careful analysis of the effects of higher education. Rather than
analysing the joint effect of higher education, I disentangle the
effects of different types of institutions of higher education,
which allows me to analyse each corresponding effect on
female labour market participation. By using data from the
national census, and comparing results from the probit model
and the linear probability model, I show that university
education has the highest effect on female labour market
participation, that education at technical centres has a slightly
smaller effect, and that education at professional institutes has
the smallest effect. Furthermore, by complimenting the thesis
with my minor field study (MFS) about women’s policy
preferences, I am able to discuss policy implementation with
better foundation and support than studies that only rely on
economic theory. My results suggest that policies that aim to
simplify a combination of family life and career may be an
efficient way to increase female labour market participation
among women with higher education, where the MFS
emphasise work concerning the quality of day care centres.
Lastly, the highest valued policy in the MFS is work aiming to
reduce the gender wage gap, which when implemented may
decrease the impact of cultural values on labour market
decisions, and thus further increase labour market participation
among women with higher education.
Key words: Higher education, female labour market
participation, policy preferences, probit model, linear
probability model.},
  author       = {Berg Von Linde, Malin},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Higher Education and Female Labour Market Participation},
  year         = {2015},
}