Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173851
Authors: 
Araujo, María Caridad
Dormal, Marta
Schady, Norbert Rüdiger
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-779
Abstract: 
Development in early childhood predicts schooling and labor market outcomes in adulthood. In this paper we use a fixed effects identification strategy to assess how differences in the quality of child care affect the communication, fine motor, and problem solving skills of infants and toddlers. We show that children have significantly better development outcomes in classrooms with more experienced caregivers, and classrooms with caregivers who demonstrate higher-quality interactions with children. There is substantial heterogeneity in the effects of caregiver quality on child development. Parents either cannot observe, or do not value, the quality of care.
Subjects: 
child care
quality
child development
CLASS
ASQ-3
JEL: 
I00
I10
I20
I25
I30
I38
J13
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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