Which children benefit from non-parental care?

Date

2011

Authors

Yamauchi, Chikako
Leigh, Andrew

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Pergamon Press

Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between non-parental care and toddlers' behavioral outcomes using data from Australia. In particular, we explore heterogeneity in the relationship using the unique data on quality attributes: carer/child ratio, share of qualified staff, and expert ratings. The results suggest that full-time non-parental care, particularly center care, is negatively associated with toddlers' behavioral outcomes. The negative association is however mitigated when centers have a larger number of carers per child. The negative association between non-parental care and behavioral outcomes also appears to be larger for children with better-educated parents.

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Keywords: child care; child welfare; parental care; social behavior; strategic approach; Australia Child care; Early childhood; Quality; Selection

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Source

Economics of Education Review

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1016/j.econedurev.2011.07.012

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2037-12-31