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The Economic Impact of Licensed Child Care in Southeast Missouri

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  • Marcus Birk
  • Arjun Kapur
  • Eric Wittenauer
  • Rebecca Summary

    (Southeast Missouri State University)

  • Bruce Domazlicky

    (Southeast Missouri State University)

Abstract

The child care industry has taken on increased importance as the labor force participation rate of women has continued to increase. This study measures the economic impact of the industry on southeast Missouri. Using a survey-based approach and IMPLAN, we find that the industry in southeast Missouri is responsible for almost 3,900 jobs, output of close to $117,500,000 and personal income that exceeds $51,500,000.

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Article provided by Missouri Valley Economic Association in its journal The Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 31 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 61-76

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Handle: RePEc:mve:journl:v:31:y:2005:i:2:p:61-76

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  1. Bruce Domazlicky, 2005. "Income inequality in rural southeast Missouri," Regional Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Nov, pages 40-51.

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