Availability and Price of High Quality Day Care and Female Employment

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  • Afdeling for Nationaløkonomi
In this paper I analyse to what degree availability and price of high quality publicly subsidised childcare affects female employment for women living in couples following maternity leave. The results show that unrestricted access to day care has a significantly positive effct on female employment.The price effect is significantly negative: An increase in the price of child care of C=1 will decrease the female employment with 0.08% corresponding to a price elasticity of −0.17. This effect prevails during the first 12 months after childbirth.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationAarhus
PublisherInstitut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Research areas

  • Child care, prices, waiting lists, regional variation, female employment

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