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Dutch Disease in the Labor Market: Women, Services, and Industrialization


Van H. Pham


Baylor University - Department of Economics

March 1, 2008

Baylor University Working Paper

Abstract:     
The light manufacturing export industries have been the gateway to sustained growth in many newly-industrializing countries. Women have played an important role in those industries. This paper presents a theory linking women's work and industrialization. The theory fits the observation that in low-growth developing countries, women mostly work in household services while in higher-growth developing countries, women work in manufacturing. In the model, the existence of a services equilibrium or an industrialization equilibrium, or multiple equilibria depends on an economy's endowment of land relative to labor.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Dutch disease, industrialization, women's employment, service industry, multiple equilibria

JEL Classification: O10, O12, O14

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Date posted: January 4, 2005 ; Last revised: February 10, 2014

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Pham, Van H., Dutch Disease in the Labor Market: Women, Services, and Industrialization (March 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=639401 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.639401

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