Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51760
Authors: 
Datta Gupta, Nabanita
Simonsen, Marianne
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5848
Abstract: 
This paper investigates pre-teenage effects of the choice of type of non-parental child care at age three (preschool relative to more informal family day care). We exploit a Danish panel data child survey merged with administrative records along with a pseudo-experiment that generates variation in the take-up of preschool across municipalities. As outcomes, we consider measures of overall and risky behavior in addition to objective and self-evaluated abilities. We find no strong evidence that one type of non-parental care outperforms the other, though children who have been placed in preschool tend to like school better.
Subjects: 
child care
skills
risky behaviors
evaluation
JEL: 
J13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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