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The new national quality framework: Quantifying some of the effects on labour supply, child care demand and household finances for two-parent households

Breunig, Robert; Gong, Xiaodong; Trott, Declan


New regulations to improve the quality of early childhood education and care came into force in Australia in 2012. Using a simultaneous, structural model of labour supply and child care demand we predict the effects on the labour supply of partnered women, on demand for child care and on household finances for two-parent households in Australia. Using estimated cost impacts of this new National Quality Framework from government and non-government sources, we find modest effects on household...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/1475-4932.12059


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