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Employment and child-care choices in Canada and the United States

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  • Charles Michalopoulos
  • Philip K. Robins

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In this paper we examine employment and child-care choices of two-parent families with young children in the United States and Canada, using a pooled data set based on recent national surveys in each country. We find that the employment and child-care choices of Canadian families are similar to those of U.S. families. Estimates of a model of employment and child-care choices indicate significant effects of child-care subsidies, child-care prices, and wage rates on employment and child-care choices. However, none of these factors helps to explain the differences in employment and child-care choices between the two countries.

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Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 33 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 435-470

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Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:33:y:2000:i:2:p:435-470

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