Geospatial Analysis of Female Labor Outcomes: Spatial Entrapment
Rivera Rivera, Janice M.
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The seminal literature of feminist and critical geographers has proven that women live in a constrain pattern of space-time that stops her to discover her opportunities to work and travel. Using the available data in the Census Public Use Microdata Sample and Areas, with the tools of Spatial Science, we set out to visualize the effect of gender role on mobility to work. The application of a mixed method empirical approach, to the spatial entrapment hypothesis in Puerto Rico yielded results of a correlation between social-economic characteristics, space and mobility to work. Leading to the conclusion of gender inequality in the workplace and in the household. Key Terms - Commuting, Feminist Geography, Gender Gap, Spatial Entrapment.