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The joint decision of female labour supply and childcare in Italy under costs and availability constraints

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Publication date

Jul 2020

Summary

It is widely recognized that childcare has important pedagogical, economic and social effects on both children and parents. This paper is the first attempt to estimate a joint structural model of female labour supply and childcare behavior applied to Italy in order to analyse the effects of relaxing the existing constraints in terms of childcare availability and costs by considering public, private and informal childcare. Results suggest that Italian households might alter their childcare and labour supply behaviors substantially if the coverage rate of formal childcare increases to reach the European targets. Overall, increasing child care coverage is estimated to be more effective in enhancing labour incentives than decreasing existing child care costs, at the same budgetary cost.

Published in

Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics

Volume and page numbers

37 , 411 -439

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1007/s40888-019-00160-w

ISSN

16

Subjects

Labour Market, Households, Economics, Welfare Benefits, Wages And Earnings, Microsimulation, Taxation, Finance, and Caregiving

Notes

Not held in Hilary Doughty Research Library - bibliographic reference only


Related publications

  1. The joint decision of female labour supply and childcare in Italy under costs and availability constraints

    Francesco Figari and Edlira Narazani

    1. Labour Market
    2. Households
    3. Economics
    4. Welfare Benefits
    5. Wages And Earnings
    6. Microsimulation
    7. Taxation
    8. Finance
    9. Caregiving

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