Which children benefit from non-parental care?
Chikako Yamauchi and
Economics of Education Review, 2011, vol. 30, issue 6, 1468-1490
This paper investigates the relationship between non-parental care and toddlers’ behavioral outcomes using data from Australia. In particular, we explore heterogeneity in the relationship using the unique data on quality attributes: carer/child ratio, share of qualified staff, and expert ratings. The results suggest that full-time non-parental care, particularly center care, is negatively associated with toddlers’ behavioral outcomes. The negative association is however mitigated when centers have a larger number of carers per child. The negative association between non-parental care and behavioral outcomes also appears to be larger for children with better-educated parents.
Keywords: Child care; Early childhood; Quality; Selection (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 I20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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