Quasi-structural estimation of a model of childcare choices and child cognitive ability production

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dc.contributor.author Bernal, R
dc.contributor.author Keane, MP
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:26:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Econometrics, 2010, 156 (1), pp. 164 - 189
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4076
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13958
dc.description.abstract This article evaluates the effects of maternal vs. alternative care providers' time inputs on children's cognitive development using the sample of single mothers in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. To deal with the selection problem created by unobserved heterogeneity of mothers and children, we develop a model of mother's employment and childcare decisions. We then obtain approximate decision rules for employment and childcare use, and estimate these jointly with the child's cognitive ability production function. To help identify our selection model, we take advantage of the plausibly exogenous variation in employment and childcare choices of single mothers generated by the variation in welfare rules across states and over time created by the 1996 welfare reform legislation and earlier State waivers. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.jeconom.2009.09.015
dc.title Quasi-structural estimation of a model of childcare choices and child cognitive ability production
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Econometrics
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 156
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 164 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 189 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Finance and Economics en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1403 Econometrics
dc.personcode 998871
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Econometrics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Child cognitive development
dc.description.keywords Childcare
dc.description.keywords Female labor supply
dc.description.keywords Human capital
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/Economics
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Economics (ID: 372)

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