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Mortality, Fertility and Gender Bias in India: A District-level Analysis *

Mamta Murthi, Anne-Catherine Guio, and Jean Drèze

in Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates inter-district patterns of fertility, child mortality, and gender bias in India using data from the 1981 census. The findings highlight the powerful effects of variables ... More


Gender, Source Country Characteristics, and Labor Market Assimilation among Immigrants

Lawrence M. Kahn and Kerry L. Papps

in Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665853
eISBN:
9780191745805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Using 1980–2000 Census data to study the impact of source country characteristics on married adult immigrants' labour supply assimilation profiles, this chapter shows that immigrant women from ... More


Family Migration and Labour Market Outcomes: A Panel Investigation

Harminder Battu, Ada Ma, and Euan Phimister

in Homeownership and the Labour Market in Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543946
eISBN:
9780191701320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543946.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Although considerable evidence can explain the consequences and reasons for the migration of household members, unresolved issues still surface. Primary concern revolves around the disturbing effects ... More


The Political Economy of Gender in Service Sector Economies

Torben Iversen and Frances Rosenbluth

in The Political Economy of the Service Transition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657285
eISBN:
9780191745133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657285.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The service sector is beginning to transform the political landscape by giving working women a new and distinct set of preferences over policy. The growth of services has increased the demand for ... More


Sex Differences in Suicide and Homicide Mortality

Fred C. Pampel

in The Institutional Context of Population Change: Patterns of Fertility and Mortality across High-Income Nations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226645254
eISBN:
9780226645278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645278.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines gender equality and relative levels of violent mortality. It focuses on how differences in female labor force participation affect sex differences in suicide and homicide ... More


Relative Cohort Size and the Total Fertility Rate

Fred C. Pampel

in The Institutional Context of Population Change: Patterns of Fertility and Mortality across High-Income Nations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226645254
eISBN:
9780226645278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645278.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Having presented theoretical arguments concerning the interactive relationships among cohort size, collectivism, and fertility, this chapter tests these arguments using the total fertility rate. It ... More


The Backdrop

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

in Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311303
eISBN:
9780199893461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311303.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Over the long haul, declining mortality and fertility and earlier retirements have raised pension costs to unsustainable levels in many countries. Women have increased their labor market activities ... More


The Political Economy of Japan's Low Fertility

Frances McCall Rosenbluth (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754866
eISBN:
9780804768207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754866.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to one of Japan's thorniest public policy issues: why are women increasingly forgoing motherhood? At the heart of the matter lies a paradox: although the ... More


The Origin and Persistence of Black-White Differences in Women’s Labor Force Participation

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo

in Human Capital in History: The American Record

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226163895
eISBN:
9780226163925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Black women were more likely than white women to participate in the labor force from 1870 until at least 1980 and to hold jobs in agriculture or manufacturing. Differences in observables cannot ... More


Gender and the Jordanian Labor Market

Ragui Assaad, Rana Hendy, and Chaimaa Yassine

in The Jordanian Labor Market in the New Millennium

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198702054
eISBN:
9780191771781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702054.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter further investigates the low and stagnant female participation rates. Not only is the female labour force participation rate in Jordan very low, but it also appears to have been ... More


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