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Childcare and Maternal Employment: Evidence from Vietnam

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

No 8856, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: Little literature currently exists on the effects of childcare use on maternal labor market outcomes in a developing country context, and recent studies offer mixed results. This paper attempts to fill these gaps by analyzing several of the 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, the paper finds a sizable effect of childcare attendance on women's labor market outcomes, including their total annual wages, household income, and poverty status. The effects of childcare attendance differ by women's characteristics and are particularly strong for younger, more educated women. Furthermore, childcare has a medium-term effect and positively impacts men's labor market outcomes as well.

Keywords: Rural Labor Markets; Labor Markets; Inequality; Social Development&Poverty; Labor Standards (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-05-17
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