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dc.contributor.authorHavnes, Tarjeien_US
dc.contributor.authorMogstad, Magneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:06:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:06:02Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36097-
dc.description.abstractThe strong correlation between child care and maternal employment rates has led previous research to conclude that affordable and readily available child care is a driving force both of cross-country differences in maternal employment and of its rapid growth over the last decades. We analyze the introduction of subsidized, universally accessible child care in Norway. Our precise and robust difference-in-differences estimates reveal that there is little, if any, causal effect of child care on maternal employment, despite a strong correlation. Instead of increasing mothers' labor supply, the new subsidized child care mostly crowds out informal child care arrangements, suggesting a significant net cost of the child care subsidies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x4504en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelH40en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUniversal child careen_US
dc.subject.keywordfemale labor force participationen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwNorwegenen_US
dc.titleMoney for nothing? Universal child care and maternal employmenten_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn614384222en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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