Universal child care, maternal employment, and children's long-run outcomes

Evidence from the U.S. Lanham Act of 1940

This paper analyzes the US Lanham Act of 1940, a heavily subsidized and universal child care program administered during World War II. I first estimate its impact on maternal employment using a triple-differences model. I find that employment increased substantially following the introduction of the...

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Volume: 35
Main Author: Herbst, Chris M
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: CHICAGO University of Chicago Press 2017
published in: Journal of labor economics Vol. 35; no. 2; pp. 519 - 564
Data of publication: 2017
ISSN: 0734-306X
EISSN: 1537-5307
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: FIS Bildung Literaturdatenbank
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