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Does subsidized childcare help poor working women in urban areas? evaluation of a government-sponsored program in Guatemala City  [2012]

Ruel, Marie T.; de la Briere, Benedicte; Hallman, Kelly; Coj de Salazar, Nora

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This paper presents preliminary findings from an evaluation of the HCP carried out in 1998 in urban slums of Guatemala City. The evaluation included both an operations (or process) evaluation and an impact evaluation. Key findings of the operations evaluation are summarized, and preliminary findings of the impact evaluation on children s dietary intakes are presented. Aspects related to the targeting, coverage, and cost of the program are also discussed, and the patterns of childcare use by nonbeneficiary households and their costs are described.