Childcare Effects on Maternal Employment: Evidence from Chile
Claudia Martínez A.; Marcela Perticará
Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming
Using a randomized experiment, this study examines whether offering afterschool care for children aged between 6 and 13 has an impact on labor market outcomes forwomen in Chile. The results show that program participation increases employment by 5% and labor force participationby 7%, while the intervention also generates substantial childcare substitution. The results also suggest that the provision of afterschool care for older children triggersthe use of free daycare for young (ineligible) children.
Keywords: Female labor supply; childcare; randomizedcontrol trial; afterschool programs
JEL Codes: J13, J21
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Etiquetas: Female labor supply; childcare; randomizedcontrol trial; afterschool programs