AN ECONOMETRIC MODEL OF THE DEMAND FOR CHILD CARE

Philip Robins, ROBERT G. SPIEGELMAN

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Abstract

Child care denotes any arrangement used by a working parent for care of a child, including self‐care. This paper is concerned with the factors that influence the demand for market modes of child care by two parent families with working mothers. An econometric model is specified that relates the demand for child care to price, income, and other economic variables. Because of the discrete nature of the child care decision, the multinomial logit probability model is used to analyze the data. The empirical results suggest that the demand for child care is sensitive to both prices and income.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-94
Number of pages12
JournalEconomic Inquiry
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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