FV-72 Wie beeinflusst familienexterne Betreuung die Erwerbstätigkeit von Eltern
Third-party funded project
Project title FV-72 Wie beeinflusst familienexterne Betreuung die Erwerbstätigkeit von Eltern
Principal Investigator(s) Schmidheiny, Kurt
Roth, Anja Katharina
Co-Investigator(s) Slotwinski, Michaela
Krapf, Matthias
Organisation / Research unit Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Angewandte Ökonometrie (Schmidheiny)
Project start 01.01.2019
Probable end 31.12.2019
Status Completed
Abstract

We study the effect of childcare on child gaps in female and male earnings. Using Swiss administrative data and exploiting the staggered opening of childcare facilities across municipalities in the canton of Bern, we find that the presence of childcare facilities in the year of birth of the first child decreases the gender earnings gap by about one tenth. In line with economic intuition, the availability of childcare increases maternal earnings in low-income families who are eligible for subsidies. We do not find an increase in the labor market attachment of mothers in higher income families.

Keywords Child penalty, day care, parental employment, gender wage gap
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