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Assessing the role of women in tourism related sectors in the Caribbean.

Pastore, F., Webster, A. and Hope, K., 2021. Assessing the role of women in tourism related sectors in the Caribbean. International Journal of Tourism Research, 23 (3), 378-400.

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females in Caribbean tourism paper 12 August 2020A.pdf - Accepted Version
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DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2413


This study contributes to the rapidly growing literature on women in tourism. It focuses on a group of 13 Caribbean countries. The study analyses the impact of women in apical positions within firms (top manager or owner) on firm performance – productivity, profitability and female employment. For this both a decomposition model and the Inverse Probability Weighted Regression Adjustment (IPWRA) estimator are used. The analysis finds that opportunities for women in these positions in the Caribbean are constrained to less productive and profitable firms, as elsewhere. However, those firms with females at the top employ more women, particularly in management roles.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender differences; tourism; Propensity score matching; IPWRA; Caribbean.
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:34442
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:20 Aug 2020 09:19
Last Modified:07 Sep 2022 01:08


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