Partnered Women's Labour Supply and Child-Care Costs in Australia: Measurement Error and the Child-Care Price

Robert Breunig, Xiaodong Gong, Anthony King

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    Abstract

    We show that measurement error in the constructed price of child-care can explain why previous Australian studies have found partnered women's labour supply to be unresponsive to child-care prices. Through improved data and improved construction of the child-care price variable, we find child-care price elasticities that are statistically significant, negative and in line with elasticities found in other developed countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-69
    JournalEconomic Record
    Volume88
    Issue numberSpecial Issue June 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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