Women’s Labor Market Participation and Child Care: Reforms for Labor Market Policy Effectiveness
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SDPI's Seminar Hall
There is a need to rethink women’s labor force participation and childcare policies. A more responsive policy intervention at national and sub-national levels can improve the outcomes and quality of life of children and families besides also improving productivity of women work force in wage and self-employment. Going forward families would also require increased occupational choices. The availability of such choices can greatly reduce inequality levels. A key instrument that can enhance choices is regulatory reforms that remove barriers to women’s entrepreneurship. There are gender-specific barriers to starting, sustaining and expanding businesses, besides also participating in regional and global trade.
- H. Elizabeth Peters, Institute Fellow, Centre on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute.
- Ayesha Bilal, Chief Operating Officer, PRIME Institute.
- Ahad Nazir, Project Coordinator, SDPI.
- Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, SDPI.
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