Childcare Matters for Women’s Economic Empowerment
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7 Part Series

Childcare Matters for Women’s Economic Empowerment

"Women bear a disproportionate share of responsibilities of the world’s unpaid domestic and care work."

This series of bite-sized talks and briefs draws on new research, largely from East Asia, to show how domestic and care work consistently affects whether or not women work, and if they do, what type of work they perform (wage work or entrepreneurship, occupation, sector, number of hours, etc.). To bridge the gender earnings gap, policies must help women better balance household and market roles without incurring a large labor market cost. This includes making child care services affordable and easily accessible, expanding public preschool, or enabling flexible working options. The benefits of private-sector provided childcare can also be covered by showing businesses the benefits. Other promising options include encouraging a more equitable distribution of the household care- and work-burden through legislative or private sector initiatives making parental leave more gender-neutral as well as programs aimed at shifting men’s attitudes towards household work. An interactive map and database allow users to browse laws related to parenthood around the world.

Series Parts


Knowledge Note (4)

Data Visualization (1)

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DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Sep 10, 2021
Good.

Anvar

- Jun 18, 2021
Interesting!

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 13, 2021
Great!

Shabbir

- Dec 9, 2020
Great insight on gender.

Christian

- Jun 14, 2020
"Women bear a disproportionate share of responsibilities of the world’s unpaid domestic and care work." Absolutely correct.

Tosin

- May 27, 2020
Great

Mohammad Nadir

- May 24, 2020
An excellent series!

MARK

- May 21, 2020
great discussion

Ki

- May 20, 2020
good!
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