Der Coupon-Handelsansatz als Modell fuer eine subjektbezogene Finanzierung der Kinderbetreuung
AbstractImproving early childhood education and care (ECEC) services is one of the challenging duties of public authorities in Germany.We think that inefficiency with respect to the quantity as well as the quality of ECEC services is caused by the prevalent object-based financing system. In this article, we tackle the issue by providing a positive analysis to the ongoing discussion about the future of publicly financed ECEC services. We present a model of a subject-based financing system for ECEC services with tradable vouchers. On the basis of this model, it is shown that by introducing tradable vouchers a more efficient allocation of resources is possible. Further, the model indicates that tradable vouchers also improve the quality of ECEC services.
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Volume (Year): 232 (2012)
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Early childhood education and care; subject-based financing; vouchers; Coupon Trading Approach;
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- Henrik Egbert & Andreas Hildenbrand, 2010. "Der Coupon-Handelsansatz als Modell für eine subjektbezogene Finanzierung der Kinderbetreuung," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201004, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
- D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - General
- D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
- H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
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MAGKS Papers on Economics
201250, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
- Egbert, Henrik & Andreas, Hildenbrand, 2012.
"Strukturelle Hemmnisse für den Ausbau der Kindertagesbetreuung in Deutschland
[Structural impediments to the enlargement and improvement of early childhood education and care services in Germany]," MPRA Paper 45626, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 28 Mar 2013.
- Egbert, Henrik & Andreas, Hildenbrand, 2012. "Strukturelle Hemmnisse für den Ausbau der Kindertagesbetreuung in Deutschland
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