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

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dc.contributor.author Bernal, Raquel en_US
dc.contributor.author Keane, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:26:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:26:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2009000303 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bernal Raquel and Keane Michael 2010, 'Quasi-structural estimation of a model of childcare choices and child cognitive ability production', Elsevier, vol. 156, no. 1, pp. 164-189. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4076 en_US
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 cogni- tive 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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconom.2009.09.015 en_US
dc.title Quasi-structural estimation of a model of childcare choices and child cognitive ability production en_US
dc.parent Journal of Econometrics en_US
dc.journal.volume 156 en_US
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 140300 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054463 en_US
dc.personcode 998871 en_US
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, Childcare, Human capital, Female labor supply en_US
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dc.staffid 998871 en_US


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