Child care availability, quality and affordability:

Are local problems related to maternal labour supply?

Robert Breunig, Xiaodong Gong

    Research output: Working paper

    Abstract

    We examine whether subjective responses to survey questions about child care
    availability, quality, and cost, aggregated at the local geographical level, have
    any explanatory power in models of workforce participation and labour supply.
    We find that married women who live in areas with more reports of lack of
    availability, low quality, or costly childcare work less than women in areas with
    fewer reported difficulties with child care. We find this effect on both the hours
    of labour supplied and on the part‐time/full‐time choice. We find almost no
    effects for lone parents
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherAustralian Government
    Pages1-41
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

    Publication series

    NameThe Treasury - The Australian Government
    PublisherThe Australian Government

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    Breunig, R., & Gong, X. (2010). Child care availability, quality and affordability: Are local problems related to maternal labour supply? (pp. 1-41). (The Treasury - The Australian Government). Australian Government.