Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69555
Authors: 
Felfe, Christina
Nollenberger, Natalia
Rodríguez-Planas, Núria
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper: Economics of Education 4069
Abstract: 
What happens to children's long-run cognitive development when introducing universal high-quality childcare for 3-year olds mainly crowds out maternal care? To answer this question we exploit a natural experiment framework and employ a difference-in-difference approach. We find sizable improvements in children's reading and math skills at age 15, as well as in grade progression during primary and secondary school. Effects are driven by girls and disadvantaged children.
Subjects: 
universal high-quality childcare
long-term consequences
cognitive skills
JEL: 
J13
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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