Labour force participation and the feminising of the labour force

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dc.contributor.author Walsh, Brendan M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-03T15:27:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-03T15:27:01Z
dc.date.issued 1992-08-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1685
dc.description.abstract This paper studies the effects of changes in labour force particiapation rates on the size and structure of the Irish labour force over the period 1971-1991. The rise in participation rates among females aged 25-54 and the decline in participation among older and younger people of both sexes altered the structure of the labour force significantly. Time series of annual participation rates are used to explore the reasons for these changes. It is shown that participation rates among those aged 15-24 and males aged 65 and over, although dominated by a negative trend, are responsive to the returns to participation as measured by a combination of wage rates, unemployment benefits and the rate of unemployment. Participation rates among women aged 20-54 are also responsive to the returns to entering the labour force, but there was also a large increase in labour supply associated with the sharp fall in the birth rate during the 1980s. The implications of the elasticity of women's labour supply for the rate of unemployment are discussed. en
dc.description.externalNotes Highlighting in this item renders some text unreadable. A hard copy is available in UCD Library at GEN 330.08 IR/UNI en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP92/14 en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor supply--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Women--Employment--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployment--Ireland en
dc.title Labour force participation and the feminising of the labour force en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0036 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
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dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Brendan M.|aut|UCD0036 en


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