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

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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.

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Received: 1 February 2000/Accepted: 15 January 2001

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Michalopoulos, C., Robins, P. Employment and child-care choices of single-parent families in Canada and the United States. J Popul Econ 15, 465–493 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s001480100099

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  • JEL classification: J13
  • J22
  • Key words: Child care
  • subsidies
  • labour supply