Women bear a disproportionate share of responsibilities of the world’s unpaid domestic and care work. At the household level, the extent of such work mediates important decisions about participation of women in the labor market. Drawing on several pieces of research in countries in Southeast Asia, the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Gender Innovation Lab (EAPGIL) will discuss how domestic and care work consistently affects women’s labor market decisions such as whether to work or not, or the nature of work to perform (wage work or entrepreneurship, occupation, sector, number of hours, etc.). In the webinar, we will discuss the contributing factors to these decisions as well as their implications and will put forth potential policy responses to improve gender equality in accessing high-quality, productive work.

Warekada Series by PERMIAS Nasional

In a series of "TED Talk" style webinars, experts talk about Indonesia's economy of the past, the prevailing, and the future.

Childcare services: pathway for women's work

I joined a panel discussion organized by the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies to discuss my research on public preschool availability in Indonesia in allowing mothers to participate in the workforce.

If mothers work, who provides childcare?

I joined a youth-led economics and policy Idekonomi podcast discussing:

  1. Why we need more women engaged in paid work

  2. The motherhood penalty

  3. U-shaped trend of female labor force participation

  4. The need for childcare services and more family-friendly policies

All packaged in a colloquial way.