Women’s employment in Mexico in time of economic recession. The years 2005-2012

  • J. Papail and F. Robles-Sotelo (2014). Papeles de Poblacion, 57-80
  • Abstract: In the course of time, and by a combination of various factors, the women's participation in paid activities increased, while family responsibilities increased too. In the years of economic crisis, such as the 2008-2010, the losses of male employment in various sectors were more than offset by a sharp increase of female labor, particularly in the independent activities. A small fraction of international remittances contributed to the increase of the independent women's activities. However, when analyzing the trajectories of the micro-businesses in the course of time from the data in the ENOE survey data 2005-2012 from the INEGI, these independent women's activities perish much more fragile and fleeting that the independent men's activities.
  • Theme: Women/Gender
  • Keywords: Mexico, female labor, investments, remittances, microbusiness, Demography
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: Mexico, Central America, Global North
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