Women’s Changing Participation in the Labor Force. A CGE Model applied to the Moroccan economy

Women’s Changing Participation in the Labor Force. A CGE Model applied to the Moroccan economy

We examine, in this article, the effect, on the women’s participation in the labor market, of increasing commercial opening of the Moroccan economy (further to the Association Agreement with the European Union, the Agadir Agreement, etc.). To do this, we build a multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, which differentiates the work of men and women. The model is then calibrated on real data of the Moroccan economy before being used for analytical purposes. It highlights an improvement of the employment demand of womens in the main exporting sectors in particular the agriculture, food-processing industry and that of the leather and textile industry. From the methodological point of view, an unconditional sensitivity analysis allows to give evidence of the robustness of the results.