How childcare empowers women


Published 26.04.23

Providing access to childcare can help women achieve greater economic parity and enhance their agency, and could also lead to a substantial boost to the global economy


Read "Access to childcare to improve women’s economic empowerment" by Selim Gulesci, Seema Jayachandran and Megan Morris here.

In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Selim Gulesci joins us to discuss recent research on how childcare can empower women in developing countries. Globally, women engage in the labour force at much lower rates than men, due in part to an outsized responsibility for household tasks. One key contributor to the gender gap in participation is the disproportionate childcare burden that is placed on women, and this discussion covers the latest supporting evidence from economic research on how providing access to childcare can combat this gender imbalance.