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dc.contributor.authorTan, Peck Leong
dc.contributor.authorGibson, John
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-12T21:20:14Z
dc.date.available2013-06-12T21:20:14Z
dc.date.copyright2013-06-05
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationTan, P.-L., & Gibson, J. (2013). Impact of Foreign Maids on Female Labor Force Participation in Malaysia. Asian Economic Journal, 27(2), 163-183.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7704
dc.description.abstractDemand for foreign maids by households in Malaysia has increased rapidly and expected to affect female labor force participation. Simple comparisons of households with maids and those without suggest that maids raise the participation rate of their female employers by 26 percentage points. However, such comparisons are not directly comparable. Households employing maids differ in many ways from those that do not. When propensity score matching methods are used to estimate the treatment effect of having a foreign maid, the female labor force participation rate is estimated to be only 18 percentage points higher in 1993/1994 and 13 percentage points higher in 2004/2005. This decline over time in the treatment effect is not apparent when simpler but potentially biased methods are used. The small and declining impact of hiring maids suggests financial losses to the host households.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherWileyen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Economic Journal
dc.relation.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/asej.12008/abstracten_NZ
dc.subjectfemale labor force participationen_NZ
dc.subjecthousehold productionen_NZ
dc.subjectforeign maidsen_NZ
dc.subjectmaternal employmenten_NZ
dc.subjectmigrationen_NZ
dc.subjecttreatment effectsen_NZ
dc.titleImpact of Foreign Maids on Female Labor Force Participation in Malaysiaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/asej.12008en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfAsian Economic Journalen_NZ
pubs.begin-page163en_NZ
pubs.elements-id38491
pubs.end-page183en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume27en_NZ


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