The Effectiveness of Child Care Benefit at Improving Returns to Work for Women

Matthew Toohey

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    Abstract

    The costs of child care can substantially reduce the returns to work for families with children. This is especially important for women, who often have a weaker attachment to the labour force than men. Subsidies for child care, such as the federal government's Child Care Benefit, help to offset the cost of child care and boost the financial benefits of paid work by women. In this paper, I examine how effective Child Care Benefit is at improving the returns to work for women with young children. I compare the effectiveness of Child Care Benefit for lone and partnered mothers with different levels of income and numbers of children using STINMOD, NATSEM's static microsimulation model of the income tax and social security systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-19
    Number of pages19
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event9th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 9 Feb 200510 Feb 2005

    Conference

    Conference9th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period9/02/0510/02/05

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    Toohey, M. (2005). The Effectiveness of Child Care Benefit at Improving Returns to Work for Women. 1-19. Paper presented at 9th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia.