Changes in female labor supply in Argentina: 2003-2009
Biagini Majorel, Carolina
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Thesis degree name:
Maestría en Economía
This paper examines the extent to which married women’s labor supply elasticities have changed over the period 2003- 2009. We analyze female labor force participation and labor supply in Argentina. While male elasticities tend to be little, we find evidence of larger substitution effects on women’s labor supply. Female response to changes in own wages and non labor income is considerably more sensitive than male’s response. We also get some evidence of a decline in female wage elasticities over time.