Unformatted text preview: factories) increases opportunities for female labor force participation due to several reasons. These industries do not need workers with great physical strength and the jobs require little training and specialization. Also, lower female wages relative to male wages make women targets for recruitment. Significance: The failure of women’s participation in the nonagricultural labor force leads to higher fertility rates, less education for girls, and less female influence within the family. Also, through working in factories, women are able to exchange information and find ways to organize themselves (overcoming cooperation problems). Entry of women in the formal sector also tends to boost their political influence. Women earn more in export-manufacturing compared to domestic production factories. Cite/Example: Ross, “Oil, Islam, and Women;” example: 1970’s South Korea - women working in factories....
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- Spring '11
- labor force, Mass production, Professor Ross