Abstract/Details

REGIONAL, PROVINCIAL, RURAL-URBAN AND CITY SIZE DIFFERENTIALS IN LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION: THE CASE OF SUDAN

WOLLE, AMDE.  University of Pennsylvania. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1984. 8505147.

Abstract (summary)

The objectives of this dissertation are (1) to examine regional, provincial, rural-urban and city-size differentials in labor force participation in Sudan and causes for such differentials; (2) to investigate whether the direction and magnitude of the effects of certain supply factors on labor force participation are similar in the different areas of residence; (3) to attempt to provide answers to the question of what happens to labor force participation as development progresses.

The main source of the data is a 10 percent public use sample of the 1973 Sudanese census available in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania Multiple Classification Analysis and Principal Components Analysis are employed with the micro and macro level data respectively.

Variations in labor force participation among the different areas of residence are attributable to the overall structural differences among the different areas of residence in terms of the demographic and socio-economic attributes of the population and also in terms of their economic structure. The different areas of residence display similarities in regard to the pattern of association between the selected supply factors and labor force participation. An inverted V-shaped pattern of female labor force participation by size of urban areas has been observed. The results also point towards the validity of the U-curve relationship between level of development and female labor force participation. Some policy recommendations and areas for future research are suggested.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Demographics
Classification
0938: Demographics
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
REGIONAL, PROVINCIAL, RURAL-URBAN AND CITY SIZE DIFFERENTIALS IN LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION: THE CASE OF SUDAN
Author
WOLLE, AMDE
Number of pages
314
Degree date
1984
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 46/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8505147
ProQuest document ID
303301689
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/303301689