Gender, labor, and prime-age adult mortality

evidence from South Africa

This paper assesses the impact of prime-age mortality on human capital formation and labor markets by examining, first, the impact on adolescents, who may leave school in order to enter the labor market, and second, the impact on adult females who, upon the loss of a breadwinner, may decide to seek a job outside of the home.

Author: 
Yamauchi, Futoshi
Buthelezi, Thabani
Velia, Myriam
Published date: 
2006
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
208
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