Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Children of a (policy) revolution: The introduction of universal child care and its effect on fertility

Share
Description:
What role does affordable and widely available public child care play for fertility? We exploit a major German reform generating large temporal and spatial variation in child care coverage for children under the age of three. Our precise and robust estimates on birth register data reveal that increases in public child care have significant positive effects on fertility. The fertility effects are more pronounced at the intensive than at the extensive margin, and are not driven by changes in the timing of births or selective migration. Our findings inform policy makers concerned about low fertility by suggesting that universal early child care holds the promise of being an effective means of increasing birth rates. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
Germany

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

Strengthening California's early childhood education workforce

Reports & Papersview

Early childhood education in California

Reports & Papersview

Feasibility of SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing among children and childcare workers at German day care centers: A nonrandomized controlled trial

Reports & Papersview
Release: 'v1.9.0' | Built: 2022-06-13 15:23:18 EDT