Employment and child-care choices in Canada and the United States

Charles Michalopoulos, Philip K. Robins

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In this paper we examine employment and child-care choices of two-parent families with young children in the United States and Canada, using a pooled data set based on recent national surveys in each country. We find that the employment and child-care choices of Canadian families are similar to those of U.S. families. Estimates of a model of employment and child-care choices indicate significant effects of child-care subsidies, child-care prices, and wage rates on employment and child-care choices. However, none of these factors helps to explain the differences in employment and child-care choices between the two countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-470
Number of pages36
JournalCanadian Journal of Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


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  • Economics and Econometrics

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