Gianna Claudia Giannelli

  • Current position:
    Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Italy
  • Positions/functions as policy advisor:
    Consultant to Regione Toscana, Italy
  • Research interest:
    Labor, education, migration
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  • Affiliations:
    University of Florence and CHILD, Italy, and IZA, Germany
  • Past positions:
    Assistant Professor, University of Florence, Italy
  • Qualifications:
    PhD Economics, European University Institute of Florence, 1987
  • Selected publications:
    • “Do parents drink their children’s welfare? A joint analysis of intra-household allocation of time.” IZA Journal of Labor and Development 2:13 (2013) (with L. Mangiavacchi and L. Piccoli).
    • “Mothers’ employment and their children's schooling: A joint multilevel analysis for India.” World Development 41 (2013): 183–195 (with F. Francavilla and L. Grilli).
    • “Unpaid family work in Europe: Gender and country differences.” In Bettio, F., J. Plantenga, and M. Smith (ed.). Gender and the European Labour Market, Part II. London: Routledge, 2013; pp. 53-72 (with F. Francavilla, L. Mangiavacchi, and L. Piccoli).
    • “GDP and the value of family caretaking: How much does Europe care?” Applied Economics 44:16 (2012): 2111–2131 (with L. Mangiavacchi and L. Piccoli).
    • “Does family planning help the employment of women? The case of India.” Journal of Asian Economics 22:6 (2011): 412–426 (with F. Francavilla).
  • Articles

Policies to support women’s paid work

Policies in developing countries to improve women’s access to paid work should also consider child welfare

June 2015

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by Gianna Claudia Giannelli Giannelli, G

Engaging in paid work is generally difficult for women in developing countries. Many women work unpaid in family businesses or on farms, are engaged in low-income self-employment activities, or work in low-paid wage employment. In some countries, vocational training or grants for starting a business have been effective policy tools for supporting women’s paid work. Mostly lacking, however, are job and business training programs that take into account how mothers’ employment affects child welfare. Access to free or subsidized public childcare can increase women’s labor force participation and improve children’s well-being.