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This study examines how governmental family-support policies—child care (governmental subsidies for day care, tax relief for child care) and parental leave (paid maternal and paternal leave)—can facilitate the employment of women and help them improve their quality of life. To answer the question, I investigate the relationships between local governments’ family-support policies and women’s employment rates (archival data from local governments) and their quality of life (survey data). To test the relationships, I use two sources of data—citizen’s attitudes on the role and scope of government (2012) and archival data from 161 local governments in South Korea. I also control for marital status, number of children, socioeconomic factors (household income, education), and demographic factors (age). The results will not only help us to evaluate the effectiveness of welfare policies and programs of local governments but also bring some insight on how the governments can help to enhance social equity for women.