Desarrollo y Sociedad
Print version ISSN 0120-3584
A pseudo-panel was built to estimate the determinants of the labor participation decision of married women between 1984 and 2000 in Colombia. Past participation decisions, education level, labor income taxes, children aged between 1 and 2 years old, and the presence of other people unemployed at home are the main explanatory variables of married women's labor participation. The interest rate does not have any effect on that decision.
Keywords : married women; labor participation; state-dependence; fertility.