Does globalization affect female labor force participation: Panel evidence

Yüksel OKŞAK, Jülide YALÇINKAYA KOYUNCU

Abstract


Various theoretical and empirical dimensions of the subject of globalization have been intensively examined in the literature of social science, particularly since 1990s. Besides those existing studies in the literature, we empirically investigate the effect of globalization on the woman’s participation to labor force for four distinct globalization indicators (i.e., economic globalization, social globalization, politic globalization, and overall globalization index). An unbalanced data containing the years of 1990-2014 for 101 countries in the largest sense has been utilized in the analyses. Estimation results imply that there is a positive statistically significant relationship between economic globalization, social globalization, overall globalization and female labor force participation. On the other hand we found a negative statistically significant association between politic globalization and female labor force participation. Meantime it was seen that all of the covariates used in the analyses took the expected signs and were statistically significant in almost all models.

Key Words: Globalization, Female Labor Force Participation, Panel Data.

JEL Class.: F66, J82.   


Keywords


Globalization; Female labor force participation; Panel Data.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1453/jeb.v4i4.1541

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