, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 465-493

Employment and child-care choices of single-parent families in Canada and the United States

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Abstract.

This paper examines employment and child-care choices of single-parent families with young children in the United States and Canada, using a pooled data set based on recent national surveys in each country. We find that the employment and child-care choices of Canadian families are similar to those of U.S. families. Estimates of a model of employment and child-care choices indicate significant effects of child-care subsidies, child-care prices, and wage rates on employment and child-care choices.

Received: 1 February 2000/Accepted: 15 January 2001