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.