The accuracy and reliability of labor market information is crucial for meaningful labor market analysis and research, and for labor market policy development. The 2014 Kuwait Labor Force Survey (KLFS) collected information on households about their labor market activity. It provides estimates of employment and unemployment which are among the most timely and important measures of performance of the economy. KLFS data are used to produce other standard labor market indicators such as the participation rate, youth unemployment, inactivity, status in employment, etc. The KLFS also provides employment estimates by industry, occupation, public and private sector, hours worked and much more, all cross-classifiable by a variety of demographic characteristics.
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We estimate the effect of fertility on female labor force participation in a cross-country panel data set using abortion legislation as an instrument for fertility. We find a large negative effect of the fertility rate on female labor force participation. The direct effect is concentrated among those aged 20-39, but we find that cohort participation is persistent over time giving an effect among older women. We present a simulation model of the effect of fertility reduction on income per capita, taking into account these changes in female labor force participation as well as population numbers and age structure.
Statistical Overview of Women in the Workforce | Catalyst
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- All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population who are neither employed nor unemployed. Information is collected on their desire for and availability to take a job, job search activity in the prior year, and reason for not looking in the 4 week period prior to the survey week. This group includes , defined as persons not in the labor force who want and are available for a job and who have looked for work sometime in the past 12 months, but are not currently looking because they believe there are no jobs available or there are none for which they would qualify.
Women in the Labor Force in 2010
While China's unemployment rate has soared since the mid-1990s, labor force participation has dropped. Participation averaged 83.1 percent around 1995, fell dramatically during the transition, and stabilized at around 74 percent during the 2002-09 period. Young people were hit especially hard by the layoffs during the 1995-2002 period. The labor force participation rate of young men and women, with and without college education, all fell by more than 10 percentage points.
Dorchester County Female Labor Force Participation …
But as the economy improves, the participation rate has continued to drop, and is expected to continue to do so over the next decade. Economists say that’s because the decline is largely due to a longer-term demographic trend — the retirement of the massive baby boomer generation.
How to Increase Women's Labor Force Participation
This paper presents intergenerational evidence in favor of the hypothesis that a significant factor explaining the increase in female labor force participation over time was the growing presence of men who grew up with a different family model--one in which their mother worked. We use differences in mobilization rates of men across states during WWII as a source of exogenous variation in female labor supply. We show, in particular, that higher WWII male mobilization rates led to a higher fraction of women working not only for the generation directly affected by the war, but also for the next generation. These women were young enough to profit from the changed composition in the pool of men (i.e., from the fact that WWII created more men with mothers who worked). We also show that states in which the ratio of the average fertility of working relative to non-working women is greatest, have higher female labor supply twenty years later.
What is Female Labour Force Participation Rate in …
In this study we investigated the relationship between female labour force participation rate, part-time employment and total fertility rate in OECD countries from 2000 to 2013. For that aim, we employ panel techniques which panel cointegration, Granger causality and long term structural estimation methods. Correlation between female labour force participation rate and total fertility rate reflects inconsistency between child care and job security. Existence of cointegration between female labour force participation rate and total fertility rate in OECD countries is main finding of this study. Findings show that increase in total fertility rate causes decrease in female labour force participation rate in OECD countries. On the other hand, there are evidences that part time employment provides women easier to have job and inconsistency hypothesis is weaken.