The economics of child care and public policy

Philip K. Robins, Robert G. Spiegelman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


Child care denotes any arrangement used by a working parent for care of a child, including self-care. This article is concerned with the factors that influence the demand for market modes of child care by two parent families with working mothers. A unique aspect of the study is that it is able to assess the impact of a child care subsidy program. An implication of the analysis is that the demand for market care is price elastic and is therefore susceptible to considerable change through programs of increased subsidization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-74
Number of pages20
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


Dive into the research topics of 'The economics of child care and public policy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this