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ID: 231114.0, MPI für demografische Forschung / Publikationen des MPI für demografische Forschung
Do child-care characteristics influence continued child bearing in Sweden? An investigation of the quantity, quality, and price dimension
Authors:Andersson, Gunnar; Duvander, Ann-Zofie; Hank, Karsten
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2004-12
Title of Journal:Journal of European Social Policy
Journal Abbrev.:J. Europ.Social Policy
Volume:14
Issue / Number:4
Start Page:407
End Page:418
Audience:Experts Only
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:We link population register data to information on regional child-care characteristics in order to estimate the influence of the latter on second and third-birth intensities of Swedish couples in 1997-98. Our analysis allows us to distinguish interactions and specific effects of different dimensions of the local day-care infrastructure, namely the provision rate, the child-to-staff-ratio, and the costs of care to parents. However, our results reveal no clear effects of these child-care characteristics on Swedish couples' continued child bearing. We interpret this absence of effects as a reflection of the generally very appropriate level of child care in Sweden, which is complemented by further supportive family policies. In such a context, moderate regional variations in the characteristics of day care may have no decisive impact on parents' propensity to have another child.
Last Change of the Resource (YYYY-MM-DD):2004
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für demografische Forschung
Identifiers:LOCALID:1729
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