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An empirical analysis of child care demand in Switzerland

  • Banfi, Silvia Istituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • Farsi, Mehdi Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Filippini, Massimo Istituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
    2006

18 p

English This paper analyses the demand of Swiss families for child care facilities. A choice experiment has been used to study the effects of the facilities’ characteristics as well as socioeconomic factors on the selected child care mode. The experimental data have been analysed using a discrete choice model with multinomial logit specification. The results suggest that the stated demand for extrafamilial child care is considerably higher than that observed from the actual choices, suggesting insufficient provision of affordable care. The child care choices depend significantly on price and quality attributes and certain families’ characteristics such as income and education.
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  • English
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Economics
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  • RERO DOC 5544
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