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Turnover in Child Care Arrangements


  • Blau, David M
  • Robins, Philip K


This paper analyzes changes in child-care arrangements of a sample of children from the Youth Cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys over the first three years of life. The analysis indicates that turnover in child-care arrangements is surprisingly low among this sample and is more common among families of higher socioeconomic status. Child-care turnover is positively correlated with mothers' employment turnover, but is not correlated with changes in mothers' marital status or additional births. Turnover in child-care arrangements is highly correlated over time, due mainly to the effects of observed variables and unobserved characteristics of the mothers. Copyright 1991 by MIT Press.

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  • Blau, David M & Robins, Philip K, 1991. "Turnover in Child Care Arrangements," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 73(1), pages 152-157, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:73:y:1991:i:1:p:152-57

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    1. Deana Grobe & Roberta Weber & Elizabeth Davis, 2008. "Why Do They Leave? Child Care Subsidy Use in Oregon," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 29(1), pages 110-127, March.

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