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Child care policy and women's market work in urban Brazil

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  • Connelly R
  • Degraff DS
  • Levison D
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    Study on the linkages between women's productive and procreative activities. Using household level data from 1985, the study focuses on the interrelationships between women's labour force activities and child care policy in metropolitan Brazil. It discusses a wide range of policy concerns, including the need for quality non-parental child care alternatives, the education of older children and improvements in the social and economic status of mothers. Bibliography and statistical tables.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 285802.

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    Length: 39 P. pages
    Date of creation: 1991
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    Publication status: Published in Population and Labour Policies Programme working paper series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:285802

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    Keywords: WEP pub; child care; women workers; labour force participation; urban area; Brazil; bibliography; statistical table; pub PME; soins aux enfants; travailleuses; taux d'activité; zone urbaine; Brésil; bibliographie; tableau statistique; pub PME; cuidado infantil; trabajadoras; tasa de actividad de mano de obra; zona urbana; Brasil; bibliografía; cuadros estadísticos;

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    1. Macpherson, David A., 1988. "Self-employment and married women," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 281-284.
    2. Blau, David M & Robins, Philip K, 1988. "Child-Care Costs and Family Labor Supply," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 70(3), pages 374-81, August.
    3. Gustafsson, Siv & Stafford, Frank, 1988. "Daycare Subsidies and Labor Supply in Sweden," CEPR Discussion Papers 279, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    4. Maloney, Tim, 1991. "Unobserved Variables and the Elusive Added Worker Effect," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 58(230), pages 173-87, May.
    5. Thomas, D., 1989. "Intra-Household Resource Allocation: An Inferential Approach," Papers 586, Yale - Economic Growth Center.
    6. Harriet Presser, 1987. "Work shifts of full-time dual-earner couples: Patterns and contrasts by sex of spouse," Demography, Springer, vol. 24(1), pages 99-112, February.
    7. Rosenzweig, Mark R & Evenson, Robert E, 1977. "Fertility, Schooling, and the Economic Contribution of Children in Rural India: An Econometric Analysis," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 45(5), pages 1065-79, July.
    8. Bruce, Judith, 1989. "Homes divided," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 17(7), pages 979-991, July.
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