Female employment in MENA's manufacturing sector

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dc.contributor.author Fakih, Ali
dc.contributor.author Ghazalian, Pascal L.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-07T11:27:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-07T11:27:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-07-07
dc.identifier.issn 1573-9414 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5887 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Middle East and North Africa (MEAN) region has realized significant advances toward improving women's well-being and social status over the last few decades. However, women's employment rate in the MEAN region remains one of the lowest in the world. This paper examines the implications of firm-related and national factors for female employment in manufacturing firms located in the MEAN region. The empirical analysis is implemented for firm-level data derived from the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys database. It uses fractional logit and other econometric models to perform the estimations for female overall employment, female non-production employment, and female employment in managerial positions. The results reveal significant implications of firm-related factors, such as private foreign ownership, exporting activities, firm size, and labour composition, for female employment. They also show that national factors, such as economic development and gender equality, promote female employment. There are considerable differences in the estimated marginal effects across female employment categories. This paper provides policy-makers with directions to design strategies aiming at enhancing women's economic opportunities and employment rates en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Female employment in MENA's manufacturing sector en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle the implications of firm-related and national factors en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105198 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Economic Change and Restructuring en_US
dc.journal.volume 48 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 37-69 en_US
dc.keywords Female employment en_US
dc.keywords Fractional logit model en_US
dc.keywords Manufacturing firms en_US
dc.keywords MENA region en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10644-014-9155-1 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Fakih, A., & Ghazalian, P. L. (2015). Female employment in MENA's manufacturing sector: the implications of firm-related and national factors. Economic Change and Restructuring, 48(1), 37. en_US
dc.author.email AFakih@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://search.proquest.com/docview/1645837598/fulltextPDF/7455D413DA524F8DPQ/1?accountid=27870 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3308 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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