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Ruppanner Leah, Moller Stephanie, Sayer Liana, 29 July, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates the relationship between maternal employment and state-to-state differences in childcare cost and mean school day length. Pairing state-level measures with an individual-level sample of prime working-age mothers from the…
Herbst Chris M., June, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Anecdotal evidence suggests that the cost of child care in the U.S. has increased substantially over the past few decades. This paper marshals data from a variety of sources to rigorously assess the issue. It begins by using a large survey dataset…
Mahringer Helmut, Zulehner Christine, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
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The availability of affordable formal child care is an important determinant of the labour force participation of parents, particularly of mothers, which is increasingly discussed. This paper examines the impact of child-care costs on the employment…
Barnard-Brak Lucy, Nuner Joyce, Sulak Tracey N., Davis Tonya, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
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Child care arrangements, costs, and satisfaction among parents of children with emotional or behavioral disorders were examined as compared with parents of children with other disabilities. The current study used a large, nationally representative,…
Yun Heesuk, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
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Despite a tenfold increase in Korean public spending on childcare over the past decade, the effect on reducing the burden for employed women has been a subject of intense criticism. This study uses national childcare survey data from 2004 and 2012…
Mork Eva, Sjogren Anna, Svaleryd Helena, January, 2013
Reports & Papers
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An exploration of the relationship between child care expenses and fertility decisions in the context of child care policy reform in Sweden that reduced child care expenses
Grobe Deana, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Davis Elizabeth E., Scott Ellen K., 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose - This study examines parents' financial stress associated with obtaining care for young children while employed in unstable low-wage jobs. The child care subsidy program aims to both improve child care quality and support employment, and we…
Bae Sanghoon, Oh Hunseok, Kim Hyunchul, Lee Cheolwon, Oh Beomho, September, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between after-school participation and family income and residential location of students, and of the relationship between that participation and private tutoring expenses, based on data from 11,273 students from…
Ceglowski Deborah A., Logue Mary E., Ullrich Annette, Gilbert Jaesook, June 2009
Reports & Papers
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An examination of parents? ability to locate child care, type of care used, cost, and satisfaction with child care from five successive interviews over a 2 year period with 16 Minnesota families of children with disabilities
Mocan H. Naci, October, 2007
Reports & Papers
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An examination of the influence of asymmetrical information and adverse selection on the quality of available child care, as well as parents' ability to discern different qualities of care, based on data gathered from 228 infant and toddler…
Datar Ashlesha, 2006
Reports & Papers
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A presentation of a model for parents' kindergarten entrance age decisions, with an examination of the relationship between socioeconomic factors and parents' desired kindergarten entrance age for their children, based on data from the Early…
Viitanen Tarja K., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An empirical analysis of the relationship between the cost of early child care in the United Kingdom and female participation in the labor force, based on a national British Survey
Wetzels Cecile, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison between Dutch and Swedish child care systems, with a focus on the labor force in the Netherlands and the costs of childcare shared by government, employers, and parents
Shlay Anne B., Tran Henry, Weinraub Marsha, Harmon Michelle, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of methods used by low income families to evaluate child care quality, based on a sample of 143 low income African American mothers from the Philadelphia metropolitan area
Connelly Rachel, DeGraff Deborah S., Willis Rachel, October, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An estimation of the value that employees place on employer-sponsored child care (ESCC) benefits, using the contingent-valuation method, based on data from interviews with 904 employees from three same-industry firms