Nº 29 (November, 2005). Mariana Marchionni. 

“Labor participation and earnings for young women in Argentina”.

This paper is focused on exploring the potential effects of secondary education and family environment on labor market results, especially employment situation, job quality and wages for young women in Argentina. The analysis concentrates on 15 to 24-year-olds from the whole country who still live with their parents, and uses data from two complementary sources: the Permanent Household Survey and the Special Module on Education for 1998. Since our interest is focused on women, we estimate separate models by gender, and then test the hypothesis that there is no statistically significant difference between them.