Journal Article

The Labor Productivity Gap between Formal Businesses Run by Women and Men

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Islam, Asif
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Gaddis, Isis
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Palacios López, Amparo
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Amin, Mohammad
dc.date.accessioned
2021-06-16T14:37:09Z
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2021-06-16T14:37:09Z
dc.date.issued
2020-09-20
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2021-07-20T18:50:12Z
dc.description.abstract
This study analyzes gender differences in labor productivity in the formal private sector, using data from 126 mostly developing economies. The results reveal a sizable unconditional gap, with labor productivity being approximately 11 percent lower among women- than men-managed firms. The analyses are based on women’s management, which is more strongly associated with labor productivity than women’s participation in ownership, which has been the focus of most previous studies. Decomposition techniques reveal several factors that contribute to lower labor productivity of women-managed firms relative to firms managed by men: Fewer women-managed firms protect themselves from crime and power outages, have their own websites, and are (co-)owned by foreigners. In addition, in the manufacturing sector, women-managed firms are less capitalized and have lower labor costs than firms managed by men.
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Feminist Economics
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1354-5701
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/35760
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Taylor and Francis
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
FIRMS
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LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
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FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
dc.title
The Labor Productivity Gap between Formal Businesses Run by Women and Men
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dc.type
Journal Article
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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13545701.2020.1797139 Journal website (version of record)
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okr.date.disclosure
2022-03-20
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Publications & Research
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External Content
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1080/13545701.2020.1797139
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161833
okr.journal.nbpages
228-58
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en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
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Gender :: Gender and Economics
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Private Sector Development :: Enterprise Development & Reform
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Private Sector Development :: Microenterprises
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Private Sector Development :: Organizational Management
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Private Sector Development :: Small and Medium Size Enterprises
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DECDG
okr.volume
26(4)

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