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- DescriptionInvestments in education across countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have transformed the lives of millions of girls and the prospects of their families and societies. Unleashing the full ecomic potential of women is nevertheless still a curtailed issue in the region: just about half of women are unable to participate in paid work. The majority of the population out of the labour market is women between the ages of 24 and 45 years. This is the largest share of the available pool of unused human capital countries have, and where mothers of young children are concentrated. This book argues that more and better childcare constitutes a fundamental policy option to improve female outcomes in the labour market, but countries need to pay particular attention to the design and features of such services. First-rate educational programmes will be useless if children are t enrolled or do t attend formal education centres. Through an integrated framework applied to each country and an overview of the existing evidence, this book addresses the why and what questions about policy relevant instruments to achieve female labor participation. Moreover, this book tackles the how question contributing to the incipient evidence about factors affecting the take-up of programs and demand for childcare services and other informal care arrangements.
- Author(s)Lourdes Rodriguez-Chamussy,Mercedes Mateo Diaz,World Bank
- PublisherWorld Bank Publications
- Date of Publication30/09/2016
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleLatin American Development Forum
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWorld Bank Publications
- Content Notefigs, tables
- Width152 mm
- Height230 mm
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