Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/213326
Authors: 
Giorgetti, Isabella
Picchio, Matteo
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 459
Abstract: 
In 2007 the Italian central government started a program by transferring funds to regional governments to develop both private and public early childcare services. Exploiting the different timing of program implementation across regions, we evaluate its effectiveness in boosting the public supply of early childhood educational services. We find that the ratio between the available slots in public early childhood education and the population of those aged 0-2 increased by 17.2% three years after the start of the program, with respect to the pre-program level. The program impact was however limited in the South and mostly driven by the Center-North.
Subjects: 
Early childcare services
public early childhood education
government transfers
difference-in-differences
JEL: 
C23
H52
H70
I28
J13
R10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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