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dc.contributor.authorMörk, Evaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSjögren, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSvaleryd, Helenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27T09:29:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-27T09:29:22Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45736-
dc.description.abstractWe study the effect of child care costs on the fertility behavior of Swedish women and find that reductions in child care charges influence fertility decisions, even when costs are initially highly subsidized. Exploiting the exogenous variation in child care costs caused by a Swedish child care reform, we are able to identify the causal effect of child care costs on fertility in a context in which child care enrolment is almost universal and the labor force participation of mothers is very high. A typical household planning another child experienced a reduction in expected future child care costs of SEK 106,000 (USD 17,800). This reduction resulted in 3-5 more child births per 1,000 women during an 18 month period, which corresponds to a 4-6 per cent increase in the birth rate.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation Uppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2008:29en_US
dc.subject.jelH31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordChild careen_US
dc.subject.keywordCost of childrenen_US
dc.subject.keywordFertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordQuasi-experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordDifference-in-differencesen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienplanungen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwSubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleCheaper children, more childrenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589033204en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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