Volume 11, Issue 40 (Social Welfare Quarterly 2011)                   refahj 2011, 11(40): 93-105 | Back to browse issues page

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Mehregan N, Musai M, Rezaei R. Trends of Female Employment in Iran: A Study Using Shift-Share Analysis. refahj. 2011; 11 (40) :93-105
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Employment, especially female employment, has become an important, influencing issue in decisions and plans in the country in recent decades. This article reviews changes in female employment in Iran. For this purpose, the indicator of female participation in labor force in World Development Indicators series, which is provided by the World Bank, is used. Shift-share analysis method was applied to analyze data over two periods 1985-1995 and 1995-2005. Results indicate that over time the structure of female employment has been fundamentally changed. So that, within two decades the share of women in the labor force has increased from 19.3 percent in 1985 to 33.8 percent in 2005. Also, during the periods the female employment growth rate had been more than the country's share of the growth for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The disproportionate growth seems to be due to competition and the structure positive growing, i.e. during the period the growth and mobility of women in economic activities in Iran was positive and also more than MENA region.
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Received: 2011/09/18 | Published: 2011/04/15

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