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Partnered women's labour supply and child care costs in Australia: measurement error and the child care price

Breunig, Robert; Gong , Xiaodong; King, Anthony

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We show that measurement error in the constructed price of child-care can explain why previous Australian studies have found partnered women's labour supply to be unresponsive to child-care prices. Through improved data and improved construction of the child-care price variable, we find child-care price elasticities that are statistically significant, negative and in line with elasticities found in other developed countries.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32779
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2012.00797.x

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