How far can reduced childcare prices push female labour supply?
2008 (English)In: Labour Economics, ISSN 0927-5371, Vol. 15, no 4, 647-659 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Exploiting exogenous variation in childcare prices stemming from a childcare price reform, this paper estimates effects of reductions in childcare costs on female labour supply. The reform introduced a cap on childcare prices, and lead to considerable reductions in prices depending on family type and region of residence. Since the price is determined by a handful of observed characteristics, we are able to match households that are similar in all relevant aspects, but experienced quite different price changes. Our difference-in-differences regression matching estimates are very precise, and close to zero.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 15, no 4, 647-659 p.
Labour supply, Price of childcare, Difference-in-differences regression matching
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-108534DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2008.04.005ISI: 000259470400008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-108534DiVA: diva2:236220