Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Abstract

This paper analyzes changes in child care arrangements of a sample of children from the Youth Cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys, over the first three years of life. The analysis indicates that turnover in child care arrangements is surprisingly low among this sample and is more common among families of higher socioeconomic status. Child care turnover is positively correlated with mothers' employment turnover, but is not correlated with changes in mothers' marital status or additional births. Turnover in child care arrangements is highly correlated over time, due mainly to the effects of observed variables and unobserved characteristics of the mothers.

Comments

The following article appeared in The Review of Economics and Statistics 73:1 (February 1991) Pages: 152-157. The Review of Economics and Statistics © 1991 The MIT Press. The original publication is available at http://www.jstor.org/stable/2109698. The Review of Economics and Statistics homepage can be found at http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/rest

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