Uneven Effects of Childcare Expansion?

by Anna Karmann, (Bielefeld University)

In recent decades, welfare states have experienced a renewed interest in family policies, particularly since the beginning of the 21st century, marked by a paradigm shift towards family-work reconciliation policies. A key policy has been the expansion of childcare for children under the age of three years. The analyses in this article examine whether increased childcare coverage leads to higher labour market participation of mothers.

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March 15, 2024 | News