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Female Labor force participation and Sectoral Choices for females in Cameroonian Labor Market


Volume 21, Issue 1, March 2016, Pages 118–129

 Female Labor force participation and Sectoral Choices for females in Cameroonian Labor Market

Ernest Ngeh Tingum

Original language: English

Received 5 November 2015

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study uses two models to analyze the determinants of female labor force participation (FLFP) and sectoral choices females in the Cameroon labor market. Data used in this study have been taken from the second Survey on Employment and the Informal Sector (EESI 2) conducted in 2010 in Cameroon. From the descriptive analysis, it was seen that out of the 34,500 observations 50.25% are women aged 15 to 65. A probit regression was used to analyze the determinants of FLFP. Among the key determinants of FLFP were age and education. More so, females who live in urban areas, who are household heads, and who have tertiary education are more likely to participate in the labor market. Using a multinomial logit model, the study analyses the sectoral choices for women given their participation in the labor market. The results also showed that females who have tertiary education, are Protestants, married, divorced and reside in urban areas are more likely to work in the industrial, commerce and service sectors. The policy implication on the basis of the above discussions is that if greater participation of women in the labor force is a desirable goal, Government should focus on the education for women and equally increase job opportunities in order to reduce the number of rural-urban migrating female jobs seekers.

Author Keywords: Female, labor force participation, sectoral choices, probit, multinomial logit, Cameroon.


How to Cite this Article


Ernest Ngeh Tingum, “Female Labor force participation and Sectoral Choices for females in Cameroonian Labor Market,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 118–129, March 2016.