How far can reduced childcare prices push female labour supply?
AbstractExploiting 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.
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Volume (Year): 15 (2008)
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J21 J13 Labour supply Price of childcare Difference-in-differences regression matching;
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