"This paper looks at the determinants of women’s decisions to enter the labour market and their market labour hours. It focuses on the impact of education and changing household behaviour, regarding allocation of time and family formation. The human capital model of the earnings function revealed that education is positively and significantly correlated with the growth in wage earnings and with decisions to enter market activities. It was found that female participation and labour supply decisions respond positively and strongly to own-wage, and negatively and significantly to the spouse’s wage. Assets income affects work decisions and hours negatively, but is statistically insignificant."