Child Care Subsidy Receipt, Employment, and Child Care Choices of Single Mothers

21 Pages Posted: 9 May 2004  

Erdal Tekin

Georgia State University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of actual subsidy receipt of single mothers on their joint employment and child care mode decisions in the post-welfare reform environment, which places a high priority on parental choice with the quality and type of care chosen. Results indicate that single mothers are highly responsive to child care subsidies by increasing their employment while moving from parental and relative care to center care in the process.

Keywords: Child care subsidy, employment, single mother

JEL Classification: J13, I38

Suggested Citation

Tekin, Erdal, Child Care Subsidy Receipt, Employment, and Child Care Choices of Single Mothers (April 2004). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1121. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=542442

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