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Application barriers and the socioeconomic gap in child care enrollment

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  • Hermes, Henning
  • Lergetporer, Philipp
  • Peter, Frauke
  • Wiederhold, Simon

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Why are children with lower socioeconomic status (SES) substantially less likely to be enrolled in child care? We study whether barriers in the application process work against lower-SES children - the group known to benefit strongest from child care enrollment. In an RCT in Germany with highly subsidized child care (N = 607), we offer treated families information and personal assistance for applications. We find substantial, equity-enhancing effects of the treatment, closing half of the large SES gap in child care enrollment. Increased enrollment for lower-SES families is likely driven by altered application knowledge and behavior. We discuss scalability of our intervention and derive policy implications for the design of universal child care programs.

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  • Hermes, Henning & Lergetporer, Philipp & Peter, Frauke & Wiederhold, Simon, 2024. "Application barriers and the socioeconomic gap in child care enrollment," IWH Discussion Papers 13/2024, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).
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