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Child care subsidies, quality of care, and the labor supply of low-income, single mothers

Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:09
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.2307/2109377
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Berger, Mark C.
Black, Dan A.
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Publisher: 
Published Date: 
November 1992
Published Date (Text): 
November 1992
Publication: 
The Review of Economics and Statistics
Volume: 
74
Issue Number: 
4
Page Range: 
635-642
Year: 
1992
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Abstract: 

We examine the effects of child care subsidies on the labor supply decisions of low-income mothers and on the quality of care their children receive using newly gathered data on two programs that subsidize the child care expenditures of families in Kentucky. We find that single mothers who receive child care subsidies are more likely to be employed and are generally more satisfied with the care their children receive, but subsidies have little effect on hours worked. (Author abstract)

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