IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Marieska Lupikawaty, Didik Susetyo, Rosmiyati C. Saleh, Bambang B. Soebyakto
This research is based on theory and previous research on the labor supply for married women in particular in support of early childhood care. Working mothers who have children can still work involving the care of the child to the grandparents or other relatives (noncare) or to institute a professional child care (daycare). The aim of research is to see a tendency of working mothers in demand of childcare which raises cost of childcare. It was concluded that the mother worked in four cities in the province of South Sumatera prefer use the type of noncare, which is a type childcare with or without nurse in supervised by grandparents or other relatives. Demand in noncare type raises a greater cost than daycare type. This is due to leave their children on grandparents with or without nurse at home causing non-economic costs of providing care to the grandparents as a form to be thankful to them while mother work at the office. So these findings is the difference from previous research that the type of childcare costs at noncare type is larger and the amount of cost noncare is not fixed per month.