Title

Gender and Well-Being in the Dominican Republic: The Impact of Free Trade Zone Employment and Female Headship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2007

Department

Anthropology and Sociology

Abstract

This paper examines the influence of gender and free trade zone employment on health. Results from logistic regression analysis provide mixed evidence of significant effects. Findings show the combined negative effects of gender and free trade zone employment on hospitalization, and the negative effects of free trade zone employment on declaring health problems. Findings also demonstrate the positive effects of gender on the usage of preventive medicine, and the positive effects of free trade zone employment on coverage through social security. Demographic factors linked to health include household location, household labor, age, and education. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

World Development

Volume

35

Issue

3

First Page

394

Last Page

409