Female Participation and labor market attachment in Rural Canada

Euan Phimister, Esperanza Vera-Toscano, Alfons Weersink

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Abstract

This article explores the reasons for differences in female rural-urban participation rates by estimating a dynamic model of participation allowing for unobserved heterogeneity and state dependence using Canadian panel data. The results suggest that overall observed differences in rural-urban participation rates are primarily due to differences in observed socioeconomic characteristics. However. for women resident in low-income households, there is evidence that the operation of rural labor markets effectively lowers their participation rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-221
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002

Keywords

  • Canada
  • female participation
  • random effects probit
  • rural labor markets
  • AMERICA
  • PERSISTENCE
  • UNIONISM
  • POVERTY
  • POLICY
  • FARM

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