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Subsidized high-quality early care improves child development especially among children in low-income families

Human development starts early, and neuroscientists point to the first three years of brain development as especially consequential. Foundations for academic and social success later in life are created through the experiences in children’s earliest years. Parents, relatives and many … Continue reading

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The stress cost of children: Time matters more than money

Stress can be viewed as reflecting the limits on time and money that life imposes. Numerous studies have measured the money cost of having a child (close to $250,000 per child according to recent U.S. estimates), and some others have … Continue reading

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Solomon Polachek on equal pay and the gender wage gap

In a video interview, IZA Fellow Solomon Polachek (State University of New York at Binghamton) talks about equal pay and the gender wage gap. He explains that equal pay policies based on wage outcomes have had little effect on the … Continue reading

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Persuading mothers to work: results from an experiment

Many women see themselves as the better providers of care for their children, and thus refrain from delegating child care. At the same time, they may be skeptical about their chances of being successful both as mothers and in their … Continue reading

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Men like child care at least as much as women do

In March of 2012, The New York Times (NYT) website ran the headline, “Do Women Like Child Care More than Men?” The article answered this question in the affirmative, basing its conclusions on an academic paper by Rhoads and Rhoads … Continue reading

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Money for nothing? The ambiguities of German family policy

German family support policies are both very costly and very complex. There are more than 150 different measures that amount to around 200 bn. EUR or about 3% of GDP, above the OECD average, and they cover a whole range … Continue reading

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