Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
ALVIS-GUZMAN, Nelson et al. Fertility and female participation in the labor market in colombia and its caribbean coast. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.19, pp. 90-107. ISSN 1657-7027.
The aim of this article is to identify the determinants of the differences in the labor supply rates between the women with and without children in Colombia and its Caribbean Coasty. In order to achieve this, Probit models about the determinants of the labor supply rate for each group of women were estimated and the microeconometric decomposition method was applied to the binary models. The results suggest that in the Caribbean Coast of Colombia -as well as in the rest of the country- the main variables to explain such differences are: education, being single and wealth in a lesser degree.
Keywords : labor supply rate; fertility; microeconometric decomposition methodology; likelihood functions; probit; Women-Employment; Labor supply; Fertility; Human.