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|Longitudinal Study:||HILDA||Title:||Child care costs and the employment status of married Australian mothers||Authors:||Whelan, S
|Institution:||Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Australian National University||Publication Date:||Apr-2006||Pages:||27||Keywords:||female labour supply
|Abstract:||Using data from the HILDA (Household Income and Labour Dynamics), this paper examines the implications of child care costs on maternal employment status by distinguishing between full-time and part-time work. Our empirical approach uses an ordered probit model taking into account the endogeneity associated with both wages and child care costs. Results indicate that child care costs have a statistically insignificant effect on the decision to work either full time or part time. Moreover, the reported elasticities of part-time and full-time work with respect to child care costs are relatively low. This suggests that the significant subsidies paid to users of child care may have a limited role in increasing the labour market activity of married mothers.||URL:||http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/downloads/hilda/Bibliography/wp/ANU_DP517_child%20care%20costs_Rammohan%20et%20al.pdf||ISBN:||ISSN: 1442-8636 ISBN: 0 7315 3587 1||Research collection:||Reports and technical papers|
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