Non-Parental Care

A report in today's Herald Sun returns to an economics paper that Chikako Yamauchi and I put out in the public domain in 2009, and which garnered quite a bit of coverage when I presented it to the December 2009 LSAC conference. The basic findings of the paper are:

  • the differences in behaviour between kids in parental and non-parental care are small;

  • there isn't 'one effect' of daycare - it differs across socioeconomic groups; and

  • kids appear to do a smidgin better in daycare centres with smaller ratios.


If you're interested in the paper (or would like to see our application of the Altonji-Elder-Todd approach of using selection on observables in order to gauge the potential importance of unobservables bias), it's available here.

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