Supported Childcare and Female Labor Market Participation in East Africa
Evidence on the impact of childcare in limiting female labor market participation in the East African region is still scanty and limited to single case studies. In this project, we propose to investigate the extent of the constraints imposed by childcare obligations on mothers’ labor market participation in a diversity of settings. The project in Uganda will be a precursor to a full-scale regional project in three East African countries. It will contribute to the debate on the childcare programs that can support effective female participation across various labor market segments as developing scalable interventions requires a better understanding of the childcare programs that fit the different labor market segments.