Women’s Mobility and Labor Supply: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

Publication | April 2022
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In this study, the authors experimentally vary access to a transport service in Lahore, Pakistan, to quantify the overall impact of transport to work on men and women, and the differential impact of transport exclusively for women.

The findings show that reducing physical mobility constraints has a large impact on job searching for women, including those who are not searching at baseline. Women’s response is driven by a women-only transport treatment arm, suggesting that safety and social acceptability, rather than simply cost, are key constraints.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Setting and Descriptives
  • Experimental Design
  • Estimation
  • Results
  • Discussion

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • Economics
  • Social development and protection
  • Transport
Countries
  • Pakistan
Pages
  • 36
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS220166-2
ISSN
  • 2313-6537 (print)
  • 2313-6545 (electronic)

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