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Title:Preferences for childcare policies: theory and evidence PDF Logo
Authors:Borck, Rainald
Wrohlich, Katharina
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3694
Abstract:We analyse preferences for public, private or mixed provision of childcare theoretically and empirically. We model childcare as a publicly provided private good. Richer households should prefer private provision to either pure public or mixed provision. If public provision redistributes from rich to poor, they should favour mixed over pure public provision, but if public provision redistributes from poor to rich, the rich and poor might favour mixed provision while the middle class favour public provision ('ends against the middle'). Using estimates for household preferences from survey data, we find no support for the ends-against-the-middle result.
Subjects:Childcare
redistribution
political preferences
public provision of private goods
JEL:J13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008101402
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)
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