Women’s Labour Supply and Household Insurance in Africa

Umaña-Aponte, Marcela and Bhalotra, Sonia R. (2012). Women’s Labour Supply and Household Insurance in Africa. UNU-WIDER.

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  • Sub-type Working paper
    Author Umaña-Aponte, Marcela
    Bhalotra, Sonia R.
    Title Women’s Labour Supply and Household Insurance in Africa
    Volume/Issue No. 2012/66
    Publication Date 2012
    Place of Publication Helsinki
    Publisher UNU-WIDER
    Pages 31
    Language eng
    Abstract

    This paper investigates whether cyclical variation in women labour supply in Africa contributes to smoothing household consumption. We find little support for this hypothesis. Using comparable individual data on about 0.5 million women in 30 Sub-Saharan A

    Keyword Business cycles
    Insurance
    Labor supply
    Women
    Copyright Holder UNU-WIDER
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISSN 17987237
    ISBN 9789292305291
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