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Childcare and Maternal Employment: Evidence from Vietnam

Hai-Anh Dang (), Masako Hiraga and Cuong Nguyen ()
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Masako Hiraga: World Bank

No 584, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: Little literature currently exists on the effects of childcare use on maternal labor market outcomes in a developing country context, and the few recent studies offer mixed results. We attempt to fill these gaps by analyzing several latest rounds of the Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey spanning the early to mid-2010s. Addressing endogeneity issues with a regression discontinuity estimator based on children’s birth months, we find sizable and positive effects of childcare on women’s own labor market outcomes and their household income and poverty status. The effects of childcare differ by women’s characteristics and are stronger for more educated women. These effects are also somewhat larger for younger children and areas with higher income levels. Furthermore, we also find that some positive effects last after two years.

Keywords: gender equality; childcare; preschool; women’s empowerment; RDD; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H4 J1 J2 O1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 54 pages
Date: 2021-06
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