INVESTING IN FREE UNIVERSAL CHILDCARE IN NIGERIA: THE EFFECTS ON JOB CREATION AND FISCAL REVENUE

Authors/editor(s): Un Women

The provision of universal childcare is critical to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to reduce gender inequalities in the labour market. Lack of quality and affordable childcare services is a major obstacle for women to participate in the labour market in Nigeria. This brief summarizes findings of a study to quantify investment needs for universal childcare provision in Nigeria, as well as employment and fiscal gains associated with such expansion of services. The findings are part of a study conducted by UN Women in five countries of Africa—Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania—with an aim to inform policies to promote gender-inclusive growth.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Employment; Unpaid work; Social protection; Education

Resource type: Policy papers; Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: West and Central Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 3

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)