National German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
No. Wa 547/2-1)
Income Security Policy Series
Economic Policy | Economics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Policy
This study uses a descriptive statistical approach to analyze the dynamics of child care for German pre-schoolers of all ages. Age-specific and duration-specific hazard rates for leaving informal care and for leaving formal care are calculated for various risk groups. Differences in the hazard rates across risk groups indicate the presence of important factors affecting transitions. The factors that we examine relate to household characteristics, the employment status of the mother, and regional supply. We find strong support for the hypotheses that households with fewer pre-schoolers and working mothers have greater demand for pre-school formal care. This demand also appears to be supply driven. The hazard rates of subsequent children does not differ significantly from those of the first child.
Ondrich, Jan and Spiess, C. Katharina, "Transitions Between Child Care Arrangements for German Pre-Schoolers" (1995). Center for Policy Research. 407.
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