Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87225
Authors: 
Rosero, Jose
Oosterbeek, Hessel
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 11-102/3
Abstract: 
Using a discontinuity in the funding scheme, we evaluate the impact of home visitsand child care centers on poor children and mothers in Ecuador. We find thathome visits are beneficial for children's cognitive outcomes and health and for mothers'psychological well-being but reduce mothers' labor force participation. Childcare centers cause almost the exact opposite effects. Results are consistent with aframework in which child outcomes are determined by the quantity and quality oftime inputs and in which mother’s well-being depends on working hours and childoutcomes.
Subjects: 
Early childhood development
child care centers
home visits
regression discontinuity design
developing country
Ecuador
JEL: 
J13
I28
H40
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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