Trends in the Labor Force Participation of Married Women with Young Children in Taiwan: The Role of Educational Expansion
Yu-han Jao, National Taiwan University
Using two waves of the Women’s Marriage, Fertility, and Employment Survey, I examine trends in the labor force participation of married women with young children between 1983 and 2006 in Taiwan. I find that the educational expansion that has benefitted Taiwanese women helps explain the trends, but changes in other family life cycle, demographic, and economic factors are largely parallel to the changes in the labor force participation of married women with young children in Taiwan.
Presented in Poster Session 4