uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The (in)effectiveness of financial incentive on fertility behaviour: Childcare –a safety net for children?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2017 (English)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Is childcare a safety net for vulnerable children? This paper investigates the role of childcare for the health outcomes of children whose parents are unemployed. Exploiting time variation in childcare access resulting from a reform requiring Swedish municipalities to provide childcare also for children with unemployed parents, we estimate causal effects on health, as measured by register data on hospitalizations. We find that access to childcare reduced hospitalizations for infections among toddlers, especially among boys. Among children in preschool age access to childcare caused a temporary increase in hospitalization for infections the year they got access to childcare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2017. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Childcare, Health of children, Unemployment, Quasi-experiment
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-322730DiVA: diva2:1099178
Presentation
2017-05-29, F433, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10 B, Uppsala, 10:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-05-29 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Aalto, Aino-Maija
By organisation
Department of Economics
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 41 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf