Childcare - A safety net for children?
Aino-Maija Aalto (),
Eva Mörk (),
Anna Sjögren () and
Helena Svaleryd ()
No 2018:11, Working Paper Series from Uppsala University, Department of Economics
We analyze how access to childcare affects health outcomes of children with unemployed parents using a reform that increased childcare access in some Swedish municipalities. For 4–5 year olds, we find an immediate increase in infection-related hospitalization, when these children first get access to childcare. We find no effect on younger children. When children are 10–11 years of age, children who did not have access to childcare when parents were unemployed are more likely to take medication for respiratory conditions. Taken together, our results thus suggest that access to childcare exposes children to risks for infections, but that need for medication in school age is lower for children who had access.
Keywords: Childcare; Child health; Unemployment; Quasi-experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I14 J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 45 pages
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