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Part-Time Employment Traps and Childcare Policy

Booth, AL and Coles, M (2004) Part-Time Employment Traps and Childcare Policy. UNSPECIFIED. C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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We model educational investment, wages and employment status (full-time, part-time or non-participation) in a frictional world in which heterogeneous workers have different productivities, both at home and in the workplace. We investigate the degree to which there might be under-employment and distortions in human capital investment, and we then show how childcare policy can be used not only to correct the ex post under-participation problem but also to provide efficient incentives to invest optimally ex ante in education.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: childcare; education; full-time; market failure; part-time
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 12:15
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:20

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