n Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences - An empirical analysis of labour force participation of married women in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2141-7024
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An all inclusive human capital development has long been identified as the secret behind the huge success recorded by developed and some emerging economies of the world. It is on this ground this study, Labour force participation of married women in Adamawa State, examines the factors influencing the decision of married women within the working age bracket (18 - 60 years) to participate in labour force activities. Employing the linear probability and probit models on 120 observations, it is found that women's education has a positive effect on labour force participation of married women and on the other hand, husband's employment and household size have shown a negative effect. Women's education, in an overall perspective, is found to be the major determinant of the labour force participation of married women. The present study will be of great value to individuals, non-governmental organisations, government and its agencies that are interested in gender related issues. Therefore, it is important for government to direct its policies towards proper female education as it is the key for enhancing female human capital development and productive employment.

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