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Effect of Lengthening the School Day on Mother's Labor Supply

Authordc.contributor.authorContreras Guajardo, Dante 
Authordc.contributor.authorSepúlveda, Paulina 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationPolicy Research Working Paper 7599es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractThis article examines how a policy oriented toward a specific group within the population can have collateral effects on the economic decisions of other groups. In 1996, the Chilean government approved the extension of the school day from half- to full-day school. This article exploits the quasi-experimental nature of the reform's implementation by time, municipality, and age targeting of the program in order to examine how the maternal labor supply is affected by the childcare subsidy implicit in the lengthening of the school day. Using data from the Chilean socioeconomic household survey and administrative data from the Ministry of Education for 1990–2011, the authors estimate that, on average, there is a 5 percent increase in labor participation and employment rates of single mothers with eligible children (between 8 and 13 years old) with no younger children, who are the group that would be mainly affected by the policy. No significant labor supply responses are detected among others mothers with eligible children.es_ES
Publisherdc.publisherWorld Bank Economic Reviewes_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
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Keywordsdc.subjectfemale labor supplyes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectlabor supplyes_ES
Títulodc.titleEffect of Lengthening the School Day on Mother's Labor Supplyes_ES
Document typedc.typeDocumento de trabajoes_ES
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