Who benefits from universal child care? Estimating marginal returns to early child care attendance

Who benefits from universal child care? Estimating marginal returns to early child care attendance

Thomas Cornelissen, Christian Dustmann, Anna Raute, Anna Raute, Uta Schönberg, Centre for Research and Analysis on Migration (June 2018)

This paper examines the heterogeneous treatment effects of a universal child care (preschool) program in Germany by exploiting the exogenous variation in attendance caused by a reform that led to a large staggered expansion across municipalities.

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