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dc.titleOutsourcing household production: Foreign domestic workers and native labor supply in Hong Kong
dc.contributor.authorCortés, P.
dc.contributor.authorPan, J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T10:13:56Z
dc.date.available2016-06-01T10:13:56Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.citationCortés, P., Pan, J. (2013-04). Outsourcing household production: Foreign domestic workers and native labor supply in Hong Kong. Journal of Labor Economics 31 (2) : 327-371. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1086/668675
dc.identifier.issn0734306X
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124326
dc.description.abstractWe explore how the availability of affordable live-in help provided by foreign domestic workers {eth}FDWs{Thorn} in Hong Kong affected native women's labor supply and welfare. First, we exploit differences in the FDW program between Hong Kong and Taiwan. Second, we use cross-sectional variation in the cost of a FDW to estimate a model of labor force participation and FDW hire. FDWs increased the participation of mothers with a young child {eth}relative to older children{Thorn} by 10-14 percentage points and have generated a monthly consumer surplus of US$130-US$200. By reducing child care costs through immigration, this is a market-based alternative to child care subsidies. © 2013 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentECONOMICS
dc.description.doi10.1086/668675
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Labor Economics
dc.description.volume31
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page327-371
dc.identifier.isiut000318551000004
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