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Outsourcing Household Production : Demand for Foreign Domestic Helpers and Native Labor Supply in Hong Kong Patricia Cortes

  title={Outsourcing Household Production : Demand for Foreign Domestic Helpers and Native Labor Supply in Hong Kong Patricia Cortes},
  author={Jessica Pan},
Migration of women as domestic workers from developing to developed countries is a growing phenomenon. In Hong Kong, foreign domestic workers (FDWs) account for 6 percent of the labor force and among households with young children, more than one in three hires at least one. This paper investigates the e¤ects of the availability of foreign domestic workers on Hong Kong women’s welfare and decisions regarding labor supply. As predicted by a simple time-use model, and exploiting variation at the… 
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