Feb 01, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023
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Epetia, Ma. Christina

The Philippines recorded one of the longest school closures to in-person learning, with the education system shifting to remote learning, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies found that school closures in other countries have negatively affected the labor supply of parents, as they may have stayed at home support their children’s studies (e.g., Couch et al., 2022; Garcia & Cowan, 2022). This study seeks to test if the likelihood of paid employment and hours of work of Filipino parents with children aged 5 to 17 years old declined during the period of school closures. This study explores a cost of school closures in the form of reduced household labor supply which has implications on labor income.?

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