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Title:Institutional Childcare: An Overview on the German Market PDF Logo
Authors:Muehler, Grit
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 08-077
Abstract:Institutional early childhood education and care can be funded and delivered in various ways relying on both the public and the private sector. The provision of childcare ranges from public operation to mixed markets with public and private providers to considerably marketised systems with predominantly private providers. One of the countries with a mixed childcare system is Germany where most of the childcare centres are operated by local authorities and non-profit organisations. Using newly available statistical data this paper provides a descriptive overview on the market for childcare in Germany from a providers' perspective. It answers the question if providers differ systematically with regard to centre characteristics, staff employed or the children taken care of. As the results show, the differences in operation affect many dimensions, nevertheless non-religious and for-profit centres on the one hand as well as public and religious centres on the other hand tend show similar characteristics.
Subjects:institutional childcare
provision
public and private sector
JEL:L33
H44
J13
more recent Version:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/40161
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des ZEW
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