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Papeles de población

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PAPAIL, Jean  and  ROBLES-SOTELO, Fermina. Women's employment in Mexico in time of economic recession: The years 2005-2012. Pap. poblac [online]. 2014, vol.20, n.82, pp.57-80. ISSN 2448-7147.

In the course of time, and by a combination of various factors, the women's participation in paid activities increased, while family responsibilities increased too. In the years of economic crisis, such as the 2008-2010, the losses of male employment in various sectors were more than offset by a sharp increase of female labor, particularly in the independent activities. A small fraction of international remittances contributed to the increase of the independent women's activities. However, when analyzing the trajectories of the micro-businesses in the course of time from the data in the ENOE survey data 2005-2012 from the INEGI, these independent women's activities perish much more fragile and fleeting that the independent men's activities.

Keywords : Mexico; female labor; investments; remittances; microbusiness.

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