Empowering women through provision of quality childcare services and strengthening their capacities to engage in paid labor opportunities: Preliminary findings from Nakuru County

Early Childhood Development (ECD)

  • October 2023
  • Briefing Papers

Women spend disproportionately more time on unpaid work such as childcare and household chores than men. Childcare responsibilities and household chores seem to impede women’s participation in paid work. The quality and cost of paid childcare services also influence a woman’s decision to take her children to childcare facilities and engage in employment or stay at home and look after her children. Interventions that provide alternative childcare options can enable women to meaningfully contribute to economic production processes.



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