Supply and Price of Childcare and Female Labour Force Participation in the Netherlands

39 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2006

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C.M.M.P. Wetzels

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

The childcare market has been emerging in the Netherlands since the first Child Care Stimulation Act in 1990. The Dutch government has chosen to increase availability and share the costs of childcare between government, employers and parents. We estimate the determinants of Dutch women's decisions to participate in the labour market and the use of paid childcare in 1995. Furthermore, we estimate the effect of the price of childcare on female labour supply. We discuss whether the route that is taken by the Dutch government regarding childcare leads to smaller dead weight losses than in Sweden.

Suggested Citation

Wetzels, Cecile, Supply and Price of Childcare and Female Labour Force Participation in the Netherlands. Labour, Vol. 19, No. S1, pp. 171-209, December 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=870650 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2005.00326.x

Cecile Wetzels (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) ( email )

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Germany

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