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The effects of type of non-parental child care on pre-teen skills and risky behavior

Nabanita Datta Gupta () and Marianne Simonsen ()

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 116, issue 3, 622-625

Abstract: We investigate pre-teenage effects of type of non-parental child care at age three (preschool versus more informal family day care) on overall and risky behavior and objective and self-evaluated abilities. We find no strong evidence that one type of non-parental care outperforms the other, although children who have been placed in preschool tend to like school better.

Keywords: Child care; Skills; Risky behaviors; Evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.06.020

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