Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125361
Authors: 
Boca, Daniela Del
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 134
Abstract: 
The economic and psychological literatures have demonstrated that early investments (private and public) in children can significantly increase cognitive outcomes in the short and long term and contribute to success later in life. One of the most important of these inputs is maternal time. Women's participation in the labor market has risen rapidly in most countries, implying that mothers spend less time with their children and that families rely more on external sources of childcare. This trend has raised concerns, and an intense debate in several countries has focused on the effectiveness of childcare policies.
Subjects: 
child outcomes
childcare
early education
household choices
JEL: 
J13
J18
J24
J22
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Document Type: 
Article

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