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Flexible Childcare Services: An analysis of the effects of flexible childcare services on the rates of employment among young women in Swedish municipalities
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis looks at the recent expansion of flexible childcare services that has taken place in several local municipalities in Sweden during the last decade and analyses the effects on the local labor market in terms of changes in the rates of employment among younger women, recognizing that availability of childcare during late or early hours might enable some parents to find jobs that would otherwise be unobtainable. The economic impacts of these services has not been evaluated before in this setting. The analysis do not find con-clusive evidence of causal effects of changes in the availability of flexible childcare on the municipal rates of employment among younger women, but give some indications that the effects might be quite small - possibly even close to zero.

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flexible childcare service, labour market, crowding-out effect, employ-ment rate, labour market policy, dual-earner family model
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296401OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296401DiVA: diva2:937919
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-16 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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