Availability and Price of High Quality Day Care and Female Employment
Marianne Simonsen ()
Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University
In this paper I analyse to what degree availability and price of high quality publicly subsidised child care affects female employment for women living in couples following maternity leave. The results show that unrestricted access to day care has a significantly positive effect on female employment. The price effect is significantly negative: An increase in the price of child care of C=1 will decrease the female employment with 0.08% corresponding to a price elasticity of -0.17. This effect prevails during the first 12 months after childbirth.
Keywords: Child care; prices; waiting lists; regional variation; female employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J22 J38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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