Quality and Demand of Child Care and Female Labour Supply in Italy

Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Vol. 14, Issue 1, March 2000

Posted: 20 Jun 2001

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Maria Concetta Chiuri

University of Salerno - Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF); Università degli Studi di Bari

Abstract

This paper provides a micro-econometric evaluation of the effects of child care rationing on the household expenditures on child care and on the female participation decision in Italy. A sample of households is used with at least one pre-school child, selected from the Bank of Italy Survey of Household Income and Wealth (SHIW); this is complemented with ISTAT statistics on nursery and creche access rates. It is found that both child care rationing and the availability of alternative forms of non-market child care (relatives etc.) affect in various ways the household decisions over child care expenditure and labour supply.

Suggested Citation

Chiuri, Maria Concetta, Quality and Demand of Child Care and Female Labour Supply in Italy. Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Vol. 14, Issue 1, March 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=243099

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