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SANCHEZ VARGAS, Armando; HERRERA MERINO, Ana Liz  and  PERROTINI HERNANDEZ, Ignacio. Women's labor participation and the use of time in household care in Mexico. Contad. Adm [online]. 2015, vol.60, n.3, pp.651-662. ISSN 0186-1042.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cya.2015.05.013.

This paper presents empirical evidence showing that women's time assigned to non-paid household work constrains their workforce supply in the formal labor market in México, where household duties and child and elderly care activities are mostly undertaken by women. Heckman's selection model is used in the paper to fix the potential selection bias in the sample as the latter does not directly measure female conditions in the labor market. Our results are based on data from the 2009 Time Use National Poll for the 32 states of the Mexican Republic.

Keywords : Female labor supply; Household care; Household work; Time use; Heckman's selection model.

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