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Maquiladoras and market mamas: Women's work and childcare in Guatemala City and Accra

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  • Agnes Quisumbing
  • Kelly Hallman
  • Marie Ruel

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This paper analyses work, childcare, and earnings of mothers in the slums of Guatemala City and Accra. Similar factors affect decisions to work and to use formal daycare, but the importance of childcare varies with the role of the formal labour sector. In Guatemala, where formal sector work is important, higher prices for informal care increase formal daycare use. However, daycare prices and proximity to daycare centers do not significantly affect earnings in Guatemala City and Accra, respectively. Providing formal daycare may be more important to mothers' decision to work in cities where formal sector work dominates.

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  • Agnes Quisumbing & Kelly Hallman & Marie Ruel, 2007. "Maquiladoras and market mamas: Women's work and childcare in Guatemala City and Accra," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(3), pages 420-455.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:43:y:2007:i:3:p:420-455
    DOI: 10.1080/00220380701204380
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    1. Maxwell, Daniel G. & Levin, Carol E. & Armar-Klemesu, Margaret & Ruel, Marie T. & Morris, Saul Sutkover & Ahiadeke, Clement, 2000. "Urban livelihoods and food and nutrition security in Greater Accra, Ghana:," Research reports 112, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    1. Gabriela Calderón, 2014. "The Effects of Child Care Provision in Mexico," Working Papers 2014-07, Banco de México.
    2. Emiliana Vegas & Lucrecia Santibáñez, 2010. "The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 362, March.
    3. Emiliana Vegas & Lucrecia Santibáñez, 2010. "The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 9385, September.
    4. Todd, Petra E., 2012. "Effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving women's employability and quality of work : a critical review," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6189, The World Bank.

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