Although fertility rates have been declining in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, female labor force participation rates have remained low in the last few decades. This paper shows and discusses correlational evidence between the number of children and women’s participation in the MENA region. It then discusses ways to estimate the causal effect of number of children on labor force participation.
Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies
Middle East Economic Association and Loyola University Chicago
Majbouri, Mahdi, "Children and Mothers’ Labor Force Participation in MENA". Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies, electronic journal, 18, 1, Middle East Economic Association and Loyola University Chicago, 2016, http://www.luc.edu/orgs/meea/
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