Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/217495
Authors: 
Lassassi, Moundir
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 557
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the impact of attending early childcare on the quality of parent–child interactions and children’s cognitive outcomes. My identification strategy exploits geographical differences in terms of exposure to the program, controlling for the period when the program is implemented across Algerian municipalities as an instrument for individual early childcare attendance. I estimate 2SLS regression analysis and employ a difference-in-difference strategy. I use two Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys conducted in 2006 and 2012. I find a positive effect of preschool on the cognitive development of children. In turn, the effect is only significant for mother with negative effect on the interaction between mother and children, which means that there is a substitution effect, mother use this time to do something else. These findings call for future research on parents’, especially mother’s, time use when their children attend early childcare.
Subjects: 
Childcare
Cognitive skills
Family–child interaction
Time use
two stage least squares
Difference-in-difference
JEL: 
J13
H75
I20
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.