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Daycare Subsidies and Labor Supply in Sweden

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  • Gustafsson, Siv

    (Arbetslivscentrum)

  • Stafford, Frank

    (University of Michigan)

Abstract

This paper utilizes data from a Swedish household survey for 1984 (The HUS data) in combination with data on public daycare fees and spaces per child by community. We argue that the subsidy rate and availability of spaces determined by the political leaders of the community is to a large extent exogenous to the household. The joint out-of-home childcare and labor supply decision is analyzed by logit choice models. We find that the high quality public daycare in Sweden encourages labor market activity of women with preschoolers even when spouse's income is high and that when spaces are not rationed a lower price encourages use.

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  • Gustafsson, Siv & Stafford, Frank, 1989. "Daycare Subsidies and Labor Supply in Sweden," Working Paper Series 221, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0221
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    1. Becker, Gary S & Lewis, H Gregg, 1973. "On the Interaction between the Quantity and Quality of Children," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(2), pages 279-288, Part II, .
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    4. Klevmarken, Anders, 1989. "Modelling Labor Supply in a Dynamic Economy," Working Paper Series 247, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
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    Keywords

    Childcare subsidies; labour supply; community provision of services;

    JEL classification:

    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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