Title

Does childrearing affect women's economic opportunities?

Document Type

Article (peer-reviewed)

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

As fertility declines in low- and middle-income countries, the time women devote to childrearing may also be reduced, opening up possibilities for women to pursue educational and employment opportunities. The authors analyze data from 58 low- and middle-income countries and show that the more children women have living at home, the less likely they are to be employed.

Language

English

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