BREAD Working Paper No. 493, October 2016

The Causes and Consequences of Increased Female Education and Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries

Rachel Heath, 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.

Keywords: female labor force participation; education; gender

JEL classification codes: O12; J12; J22; I25

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