Spatial differences in the labour force participation of married women: the case of Israel's peripheral areas

Aliza Fleischer*, Levia Applebaum

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Abstract

There are spatial differences in the participation rate in the labour force of married women in peripheral areas in Israel. This phenomenon can be contributed to different socio-economic characteristics, job-opportunities off-the-farm or farm types. The objective of this paper is to explore and explain these spatial differences in the labour market behavior. This was done by administering a questionnaire to 306 women residing in 2 different regions and 2 different types of settlements - urban and rural. It was found that urban women and rural women from the same region have different participation ratees because of their different socio-economic characteristics. However, farm women from 2 distinct regions have different patterns of labour market behavior because the job opportunities in one of the regions includes an acceptable option of farm work.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)293-302
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Rural Studies
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes

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