Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45721
Authors: 
Vikman, Ulrika
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2010:5
Abstract: 
This paper examines if the probability of leaving unemployment changes for unemployed parents with young children when childcare is available. To investigate this, I use the heterogeneity among Swedish municipalities before the implementation of a 2001 Swedish childcare reform making it mandatory for municipalities to offer child-care to unemployed parents for at least 15 hours per week. In the study difference-in-differences and difference-in-difference-in-differences methods are used. The results indicate a positive effect on the probability of leaving unemployment for mothers when childcare is available, but no effect is found for fathers. For mothers, some heterogeneous effects are also found, with a greater effect on the probability of leaving unemployment for work when childcare is available for mothers with only compulsory schooling or university education and mothers with two children.
Subjects: 
Unemployment duration
childcare
JEL: 
J13
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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