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Partnered Women's Labour Supply and Child‐Care Costs in Australia: Measurement Error and the Child‐Care Price

  • ROBERT BREUNIG
  • XIAODONG GONG
  • ANTHONY KING

We show that measurement error in the constructed price of child care can explain why previous Australian studies have found partnered women’s labour supply to be unresponsive to child care prices. Through improved data and improved construction of the child care price variable, we find child care price elasticities that are statistically significant, negative and in line with elasticities found in other developed countries.

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Article provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.

Volume (Year): 88 (2012)
Issue (Month): s1 (06)
Pages: 51-69

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