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How the provision of childcare affects attitudes towards maternal employment

Roth, Anja. (2019) How the provision of childcare affects attitudes towards maternal employment. WWZ Working Paper, 2019 (22). Basel.

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Abstract

Do childcare institutions affect gender norms of individuals? I examine the introduction of childcare services and their impact on voters' support of policies promoting maternal employment. I address the inherent endogeneity between institutions and attitudes by exploiting regional variation in the regulations and provision of childcare for school children outside of regular school hours. My results show that the expansion of childcare for school children increases voters' support of policies promoting maternal employment. This indicates a direct effect of local institutions on voters' attitudes. I additionally show that as public costs of the new facilities increase, support of additional policies promoting maternal employment decreases.
Faculties and Departments:06 Faculty of Business and Economics > Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Professuren Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Angewandte ├ľkonometrie (Schmidheiny)
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UniBasel Contributors:Roth, Anja Katharina
Item Type:Working Paper
Publisher:WWZ
Number of Pages:42
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
Language:English
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  • handle: RePEc:bsl:wpaper:2019/22
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Deposited On:10 Dec 2019 07:35

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