Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115499
Authors: 
Del Boca, Daniela
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-569
Abstract: 
This paper discusses several approaches to examining the relationship between child care and mothers' labor supply. The focus is on child care for children aged 0-3, because this is a critical period for working mothers and their children and because most European and American households with children aged 3-5 already use child care centers. The paper provides data concerning availability of, government spending on, and quantity and quality standards for child care in different countries, then compares different approaches to the determinants of child care demand and labor supply. The paper subsequently reviews and compares empirical results regarding the impact of child care costs, availability and quality. Finally, the paper discusses different impacts across different groups and provides concluding remarks.
Subjects: 
Child care
Mothers&#x2019
employment
Child development
JEL: 
J13
I2
H75
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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