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Childcare and Maternal Part-Time Employment: A Natural Experiment Using Swiss Cantons
Résumé Fuelled by federal stimuli of 440 million Swiss francs, the staggered expansion of childcare in many cantons allows the evaluation of this family policy on female labour supply. With new cantonal data, this study analyses both the decision to participate in the labour market and the intensity of participation. Empirical results of difference-indifferences regressions show that mothers who live in cantons that have expanded their childcare services more than the national average work at higher percentage rates. The reform stimulated part-time employment of between 20 and 36 hours per week by 2 percentage points. The expansion of childcare particularly affected women with two children and upper-secondary education, who are married or cohabit with their partner.
   
Mots-clés childcare places, maternal employment, policy evaluation, quasi-natural experiment, part-time
   
Citation Ravazzini, L. (2018). Childcare and Maternal Part-Time Employment: A Natural Experiment Using Swiss Cantons. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 154(15), 1-2.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 1-1-2018
Nom du périodique Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics
Volume 154
Numéro 15
Pages 1-2
Liée au projet Inégalités des revenus et de la fortune, privations et bi...