Title

After-school care, child care arrangements, and child development

Source of Publication

Journal of Human Capital

Abstract

© 2020, University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. In 1998, the Canadian province of Quebec introduced a $5 per day before-and after-school care program targeting primary school children. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, we employ a difference-in-differences analysis to study the effects of after-school care on child care arrangements and child development. Our results show an increase in the use of after-school care by 6–10 percentage points, mainly replacing self-care and care provided by a sibling. We also find an increase in indirect aggression, a deterioration in reading and writing skills, and a decrease in the incidence of the child getting injured.

Document Type

Article

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

Publication Date

1-1-2020

DOI

10.1086/711950

Scopus ID

85097736286

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