The Determinants of Women’s Labor Force Participation: A Life Story-Based Analysis in Congo-Brazzaville
NDINGA Mathias Marie Adrien, KEITA Zakarya

We analyze women‟s labor force participation, in which the social system, by and large, accounts for the inflow of women entering the labor market. The method used breaks with the traditional approach, which has long been based on quantitative techniques. From five women‟s life stories, the current qualitative approach identifies information asymmetry, the family environment of housewives rearing their children and the disrespect of their rights in labor markets as handicaps for women to reach labor force participation. Conversely, both their education level and the informal sector favor their participation in the labor market.

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