What Explains the U-Shape Form of Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate?

Abstract

A well-established fact pertaining to women’s labor supply is a U-shaped relationship between women’s labor force participation and the level of development (as measured by income per capita), with participation being the highest in the poorest and richest countries.
Citation

Agenor, P.R. 2012. "What Explains the U-Shape Form of Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate?" Ferdi, Policy brief B49, April 2012