Education, Employability and Women Choice Occupation in Mali: an Urban/Rural Comparison
Fadogoni Diallo1, Breïma Traore, Adama O. Traore

This article discusses the effects of education on the employability of rural/urban women and their choice to work in the labor market in Mali using data fromthe National Institute of Statistic, 2017. The main purpose is to analyze these effects. The probability of women entering the labor market is estimated from a Logit model and that of their choice of occupation by a Tobit. This analysis shows that women's education has a negative and significant impact on their risk of employability and choice of occupancy in any environment. On the other hand, their chance of entering the job market and choice of occupation is appreciated with literacy.The age of women and the head of the household negatively affects the likelihood that a woman may be employable. In rural areas, women's employability increases with the polygamous regime. Nevertheless, single women are less likely to enter the labor market. Poverty has a positive effect on the employability of women in rural area.

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