Saturday, April 20, 2013

RAND CORP: Terrorism drives women out of the labor force

Terrorism drives down women's participation in the labor force, a working paper from the Rand Corp. says.

The paper (.pdf), based on terrorism data from 165 countries from 1980-2007, finds a causal link between terrorist attacks and the labor force gender gap.

"It might seem strange at first to consider terrorism influencing female labor force participation on any significant scale; however, research into the gendered-effects of violent conflict has a long history," the paper says.

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