Does signaling childcare support on job applications reduce the motherhood penalty?

Childcare support and female disadvantage in the labour market in India
Business Standard

There is substantial evidence that due to perceived childcare obligations, mothers are disadvantaged in labor markets. To what extent can childcare support ameliorate such a disadvantage?

Professor Arjun Bedi, Dr Tanmoy Majilla and Dr Matthias Rieger sought to answer these questions with their research carried out in a large Indian city. They investigated whether indicating access to childcare support in a CV may make it easier for mothers to enter the labour market.

They found that indicating access to childcare offsets the motherhood penalty by 20%.

Read the full article online - 'Does signaling childcare support on job applications reduce the motherhood penalty?' Review of Economics of the Household, July 2021.

Professor

Professor Arjun Bedi

Professor of Development Economics

Researcher

Dr Tanmoy Majilla

Associate professor

Dr Matthias Rieger

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