Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227781
Authors: 
Kazakova, Yuliya
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series No. 2019-11
Abstract: 
Over the past 15 years, Russia experienced an increase in childcare enrolment from 55% to 66.2%, reflecting an increase in childcare availability that was rolled out unequally across the Russian regions - the enrolment rate has increased from less than 1% in some regions to almost 35% in other regions. Exploiting a substantial variation in childcare availability across regions over time, this paper uses the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey to evaluate the impact of extending childcare availability on mothers' labour outcomes. I find that an increase in childcare availability has a positive and significant effect on maternal employment both at the intensive and the extensive margins and the effects are higher for partnered mothers. A set of robustness checks confirm the validity of the identification strategy and the results.
Subjects: 
Maternal labour supply
public childcare
JEL: 
J13
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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