Caring for preschool children in urban Brazil

Rachel Connelly, Deborah S. DeGraff, Deborah Levison

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    This paper examines modes of child care choice for young children in urban Brazil. Analysis of child care in developing countries is rare, in spite of its relevance to many policy issues. We model child care choice as a function of characteristics of the child and the mother, including the mother's predicted wage and probability of employment, the presence of other young children and potential caregivers. The results highlight the importance of the institutional structure of the labour market and the formal child care market and reveal policy-relevant information regarding the allocation of child care responsibility among household members.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)583-608
    Number of pages26
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


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