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Keep Working and Spend Less? Collective Childcare and Parental Earnings in France

Pierre Pora

No 2020-29, EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX

Abstract: I leverage the staggered expansion of subsidized childcare facilities across municipalities in response to a succession of national plans to investigate the effect of collective childcare on parents' labor outcomes and childcare choices in France between 2007 and 2015. These plans did not lead to any substantial change in parents' labor outcomes or in paid parental leave take-up. Instead, these collective childcare expansions crowded out more costly formal childcare solutions, such as childminders or at-home childcare. These crowding-out effects highlight a downside of family policy strategies that foster the coexistence of multiple childcare arrangements.

Keywords: Labor supply; childcare; event-study; parental leave (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J16 J18 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 82 pages
Date: 2020
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-eur, nep-ias and nep-lab
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