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Public Capital, Growth and WelfareAnalytical Foundations for Public Policy$
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Pierre-Richard Agénor

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691155807

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691155807.001.0001

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Public Capital and Women’s Time Allocation

Public Capital and Women’s Time Allocation

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Public Capital, Growth and Welfare

Pierre-Richard Agénor

Princeton University Press

This chapter focuses on two aspects of the debate on the role of women in growth and development: the impact of lack of access to infrastructure on women's time allocation and the role of inter- and intragenerational health externalities—namely, how mothers' time allocation decisions affect their children's health, and how health in childhood affects health in adulthood. To do so, a gender dimension is added to the analytical framework presented in the previous chapters. The chapter begins with a review of the recent evidence on women's time allocation, with a particular focus on the implications of poor access to infrastructure services, and on intergenerational health externalities. The model is then presented and its properties analyzed. The impact of public policy is considered next, and the implications of the analysis for the debate on the relationship between women's labor supply and the level of development are discussed. The concluding section considers various extensions.

Keywords:   women, time allocation, infrastructure access, children's health, public policy, labor supply

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