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ERIC Number: EJ944343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Childcare, Eldercare, and Labor Force Participation of Married Women in Urban China, 1982-2000
Maurer-Fazio, Margaret; Connelly, Rachel; Chen, Lan; Tang, Lixin
Journal of Human Resources, v46 n2 p261-294 Spr 2011
We employ Chinese population census data to consider married, urban women's labor force participation decisions in the context of their families. We find that the presence in the household of a parent, parent-in-law, or person aged 75 or older increases prime-age women's likelihood of participating in market work. The presence of preschool-aged children decreases it. The negative effect on women's labor force participation of having young children in the household is substantially larger for married, rural-to-urban migrants than for their nonmigrant counterparts. Similarly, the positive effect of coresidence with elders is larger for rural-to-urban migrant women than for nonmigrants. (Contains 39 footnotes, 3 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China