Jose Morales Vidales and Monica Alexander have submitted an abstract for the Population Association of America based on the first findings from the “Inequality in Childcare: The Case of Nannies” project. If accepted, they will present this paper at the annual meeting in April, 2024. We attach it here as a working paper.
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- Jose Morales Vidales
Demand for non-parental childcare has increased in recent decades, including in-formal home-based childcare offered by nannies. However, traditional data sources lack detailed information required to understand the experiences of nannies seeking work. In this project we utilize a popular website in Canada to study patterns and trends in the informal childcare sector in Canada. We scraped almost 10,000 unique online user profiles of individuals seeking work, and utilized keyword- andVidales and Alexander, Working Paper
embedding-based approaches to classify their demographic characteristics based on free-text data. Initial results show differences in experience and advertised salary based on migration status and country of origin.