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dc.contributor.authorEscobar, Diego
dc.contributor.authorLafortune, Jeanne
dc.contributor.authorRubini, Loris
dc.contributor.authorTessada, José
dc.coverage.spatialChilees_ES
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T18:54:29Z
dc.date.available2017-10-19T18:54:29Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-04
dc.identifier.citationEscobar, D., Lafortune, J., Rubini, L., & Tessada, J. (2017, April 4). The distortionary effect of size and factor dependent policies: The role of factor substitutability in measuring the impact of a child-care subsidy policy in Chile. CAF – Working paper;N° 2017/17, Buenos Aires: CAF. Retrieved from http://scioteca.caf.com/handle/123456789/1104en
dc.identifier.urihttp://scioteca.caf.com/handle/123456789/1104
dc.description.tableofcontentsIn an effort to increase female labor participation in Chile, firms with more than 19 women must pay for childcare for the children of their female employees. We evaluate the effects of such policy using a model that features firm heterogeneity and three factors of production: women, men and capital. In our model the policy misallocates resources, driving firms to stop hiring once they are close to the threshold, depressing female participation and wages. We calibrate the model to the Chilean economy, and analyze via counterfactuals the effects of removing this distortion. First, we find that the policy reduces female labor participation by 1%, and wages by 2%. Second, the policy redistributes welfare from men to women, increasing female welfare by 0.05%. Third, we suggest alternatives policies that would be more successful at increasing female labor participation. For example, financing childcare with a tax on profits would increase female labor participation by 4%, with similar welfare consequences as the policy in place.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.publisherCAFes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAF – Working paper;N° 2017/17
dc.rightsCC-BY-NCes_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/es_ES
dc.subjectEconomíaes_ES
dc.subjectGéneroes_ES
dc.subjectInvestigación socioeconómicaes_ES
dc.subjectPolíticas públicases_ES
dc.subjectTrabajo y protección sociales_ES
dc.subjectCuidado infantiles_ES
dc.subjectFamiliaes_ES
dc.titleThe distortionary effect of size and factor dependent policies: The role of factor substitutability in measuring the impact of a child-care subsidy policy in Chilees_ES
dc.typeworkingPaperes_ES
dc.publisher.cityBuenos Aireses_ES


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