Knowledge Note

"How childcare responsibilities are impacting employees working in the private sector in Myanmar."

When companies support their employees to balance their childcare responsibilities with their work obligations, there are many benefits. Working parents are more motivated and less distracted when they know their children are well cared for. Companies can enjoy increased productivity and reduced absenteeism and can attract and retain talented employees. This study aimed to understand how childcare responsibilities are impacting employees working in the private sector in Myanmar. The study assessed employees' current childcare arrangements, their satisfaction with these arrangements, and how childcare responsibilities affect the employees' ability to attend work on time, work to their full potential, and remain employed. The results indicate that businesses can benefit from efforts to help working mothers and fathers manage their obligations at work alongside their childcare responsibilities. 

This Knowledge Note is an excerpt from the report TACKLING CHILDCARE: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Myanmar. You can read the full report HERE