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Der Coupon-Handelsansatz als Modell für eine subjektbezogene Finanzierung der Kinderbetreuung

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  • Henrik Egbert

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    (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

  • Andreas Hildenbrand

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    (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

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Improving child care and pre-school education is one of the challenging duties of public authorities in Germany. Given the public resources spent on nursery schools, the quantity as well as the quality of early childhood education in Germany is comparatively low. We think that inefficiency is caused by the prevalent object-based financing structure. In this article we present a model for a subject-based financing structure with tradable coupons. The model shows that by introducing tradable coupons a more efficient allocation of resources is possible. Further, the model indicates that tradable coupons also improve the quality of early childhood education.

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Paper provided by Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) in its series MAGKS Papers on Economics with number 201004.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mar:magkse:201004

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  1. Henrik Egbert & Andreas Hildenbrand, 2012. "Strukturelle Hemmnisse für den Ausbau der Kindertagesbetreuung in Deutschland," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201250, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).

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