Employment and child-care choices of single-parent families in Canada and the United States

Charles Michalopoulos, Philip K. Robins

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Abstract

This paper examines employment and child-care choices of single-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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-493
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Population Economics
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002

Keywords

  • Child care
  • Labour supply
  • Subsidies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Economics and Econometrics

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