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Child Care Quality and Child Development

M. Caridad Araujo (), Marta Dormal and Norbert Schady ()

No 8154, IDB Publications (Working Papers) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: Development in early childhood predicts schooling and labor market outcomes in adulthood. In this paper we use a fixed effects identification strategy to assess how differences in the quality of child care affect the communication, fine motor, and problem solving skills of infants and toddlers. We show that children have significantly better development outcomes in classrooms with more experienced caregivers, and classrooms with caregivers who demonstrate higher-quality interactions with children. There is substantial heterogeneity in the effects of caregiver quality on child development. Parents either cannot observe, or do not value, the quality of care.

Keywords: child care; quality; child development; CLASS; ASQ-3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I00 I10 I20 I25 I30 I38 J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-12
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