What is it about?

In this paper, we exploit pension reform-induced changes in retirement eligibility requirements to assess the role of grandparental childcare availability in the labor force participation of women with children under 15.

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Why is it important?

This is important because pension reforms, by potentially robbing households of an important source of flexible, low-cost childcare, could have unintended negative consequences for the employment rates of women with young children.

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This page is a summary of: Grandparental availability for child care and maternal labor force participation: pension reform evidence from Italy, Journal of Population Economics, December 2017, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00148-017-0683-7.
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