Academic Performance and Type of Early Childhood Care

39 Pages Posted: 18 May 2015

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Nabanita Datta Gupta

Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Marianne Simonsen

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics

Abstract

This is one of the few studies that estimates the effects of type of childhood care on academic achievement at higher grade levels by linking day care registers and educational registers. We use entire birth cohorts of ethnic Danish children, enrolled in either center based day care or family day care at age 2. Exploiting variation across municipalities in guaranteed access to center based care as an instrument for type of care our results show that center based day care improves grades in Danish language in the final year of compulsory school with around 0.2 standard deviations.

Keywords: center based care, family day care

JEL Classification: J13

Suggested Citation

Datta Gupta, Nabanita and Simonsen, Marianne, Academic Performance and Type of Early Childhood Care. IZA Discussion Paper No. 9045, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2606898

Nabanita Datta Gupta (Contact Author)

Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University ( email )

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Marianne Simonsen

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics ( email )

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