Fertility cost, intergenerational labor division, and female employment

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dc.contributor Bank of Finland
dc.contributor.author Yu, Haiyue
dc.contributor.author Cao, Jin
dc.contributor.author Kang, Shulong
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-29T10:29:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-29T10:29:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-323-283-9
dc.identifier.issn 1456-5889
dc.identifier.uri https://helda.helsinki.fi/bof/handle/123456789/16220
dc.description.abstract This paper considers the role of grandparental childcare in China’s extraordinarily high female labor-market participation rate. Indeed, the high female labor-market participation and low labor-income penalty for childbirth is all the more remarkable given the lack of public subsidies for childcare. Using a novel and high-quality dataset, we find that childcare provided by retired grandparents significantly reduces the duration of career breaks for young women and helps women remain in the labor force. We further show that well-educated urban women benefit most from grandparental childcare, especially in the first three years of the child’s life before there is a possibility to enter kindergarten.
dc.format.extent 35
dc.language.iso ENG
dc.relation.ispartofseries BOFIT Discussion Papers
dc.rights https://helda.helsinki.fi/bof/copyright
dc.subject Bofit-kokoelma
dc.subject SP
dc.subject RP ST
dc.subject Kiina
dc.subject.other intergenerational labor division
dc.subject.other grandparental childcare
dc.subject.other female employment
dc.subject.other human capital accumulation
dc.title Fertility cost, intergenerational labor division, and female employment
dc.type Paper
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:bof-201907291310
dc.subject.jel C24
dc.subject.jel J13
dc.subject.jel J22
dc.series.name BOFIT Discussion Papers
dc.series.year 2019
dc.series.number 14/2019
dc.series.sortingnumber 0014
dc.date.publication 30.7.2019
dc.subject.yso työllisyys
dc.subject.yso työllisyysaste
dc.subject.yso naiset
dc.subject.yso isovanhemmat
dc.subject.yso lastenhoito
dc.contributor.orgunit Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)
dc.type.okm D4

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