EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Taxing Childcare: Effects on Childcare Choices, Family Labor Supply, and Children

Christina Gathmann () and Björn Sass

Journal of Labor Economics, 2018, vol. 36, issue 3, 665 - 709

Abstract: Previous studies report a range of estimates for the response of female labor supply and childcare attendance to childcare prices. We shed new light on these questions using a policy reform that raises the price of public day care. After the reform, children are 8 percentage points less likely to attend public day care, which implies a compensated price elasticity of −0.6. There is little labor supply response in the full sample, although there are declines for vulnerable subgroups. Spillover effects on older siblings and fertility decisions show that the policy affects the whole household, not just targeted family members.

Date: 2018
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (11) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/696143 (application/pdf)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/696143 (text/html)
Access to the online full text or PDF requires a subscription.

Related works:
Working Paper: Taxing Childcare: Effects on Childcare Choices, Family Labor Supply and Children (2017) Downloads
Working Paper: Taxing Childcare: Effects on Childcare Choices, Family Labor Supply and Children (2017) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ucp:jlabec:doi:10.1086/696143

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Journal of Labor Economics from University of Chicago Press
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Journals Division ().

 
Page updated 2021-02-15
Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:doi:10.1086/696143