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The Impact of Private and Public Childcare Provision on the Distribution of Children's Incomes in Germany

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This paper investigates the impact of extending disposable cash income of children by the monetary value of private and public childcare provision on economic inequality in Germany between 2008 and 2012. It takes account of the multidimensionality of children's well-being and access to economic resources. Combining survey data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) with administrative data from the German Federal Statistical Offce I find extended income inequality to be significantly lower than cash income inequality. In addition, extended income inequality tends to decrease over time, whereas cash income inequality increases. This difference is very likely due to the expansion of public childcare provision and gives slight evidence for its inequality decreasing potential.

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  • Stockhausen, Maximilian, 2016. "The Impact of Private and Public Childcare Provision on the Distribution of Children's Incomes in Germany," Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145638, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education

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