EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Childcare in Europe: A Reflection on the Present Economic Approach

Susana García Díez ()
Additional contact information
Susana García Díez: DESTATIS, GERMAN FEDERAL STATISTICAL OFFICE

No 2012115, Working Papers from Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation

Abstract: This working paper compares childcare and nursery education across three European countries: Sweden, Germany and Spain. This analysis forms the basis of a discussion on the productive value attributed to childcare and nursery education in each of those three societies, with reference to the activity's visibility or otherwise in the current scheme of national accounts: the European System of Accounts (ESA 95). The discussion will throw into relief the limitations inherent in the ESA 95 that stand in the way of properly accounting for activities that are clearly productive and beneficial for society but are difficult to measure in money-based terms.

Keywords: Unpaid household work; national accounts; childcare; welfare measurement; global economy. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32
Date: 2012-07
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/publicaciones/do ... index.jsp?codigo=655
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found (http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/publicaciones/documentos/fichadoc/index.jsp?codigo=655 [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/publicaciones/documentos/fichadoc/index.jsp?codigo=655)

Related works:
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:fbb:wpaper:2012115

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation ().

 
Page updated 2020-05-26
Handle: RePEc:fbb:wpaper:2012115