Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148466
Authors: 
Vuri, Daniela
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 241
Abstract: 
Women’s labor force participation has rapidly increased in most countries, but mothers still struggle to achieve a satisfactory work−life balance. Childcare allows the primary caregiver, usually the mother, to take time away from childrearing for employment. Family policies that subsidize childcare and increase its availability have different effects on female labor supply across countries. For policymakers to determine how well these policies work, they should consider that policy effectiveness may depend on country-specific pre-reform female employment and earnings, and childcare availability, costs, and quality.
Subjects: 
childcare availability and subsidies
quality
formal and informal child care
maternal employment
female labor force participation
JEL: 
J08
J13
J18
J20
J30
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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