Childcare, eldercare, and labor force participation of married women in urban China: 1982 - 2000

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Maurer-Fazio, Margaret; Connelly, Rachel; Lan, Chen; Tang, Lixin;
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: Kinderbetreuung | Altenhilfe | Mütter | J12 | J11 | J13 | J16 | O15 | population census | Frauenerwerbstätigkeit | Labor force participation | Arbeitsangebot | labor force participation, China, childcare, eldercare, migrants, population census, urban women | eldercare | Städtischer Arbeitsmarkt | J22 | P23 | R23 | China | migrants | childcare | urban women
    • jel: jel:O15 | jel:J13 | jel:J12 | jel:J11 | jel:J16 | jel:R23 | jel:P23 | jel:J22
      ddc: ddc:330

We employ data from the three most recent Chinese population censuses to consider married, urban women's labor force participation decisions in the context of their families and their residential locations. We are particularly interested in how the presence in the house... View more
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