The Causes and Consequences of Increased Female Education and Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries (WP-16-22)


WP-16-22

Rachel Heath and Seema Jayachandran


This article describes recent trends in female education and labor force participation in developing countries. It also reviews the literature on the causes and effects of the recent changes in female education and employment levels.

Rachel Heath, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Washington

Seema Jayachandran, Associate Professor of Economics and IPR Fellow, Northwestern University

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