03
Dec
2019
Research Seminar Series (RSS)
Age at Enrollment in Daycare and Child Development
with Mette Gørtz (University of Copenhagen)
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval
LISER Conference Room, MSH 1st floor
11:00 am
12:30 pm
For inquiries:
seminars@liser.lu

The evidence on how daycare enrollment below age 2 affects child outcomes is minuscule. In this paper, we estimate the causal effects of age at enrollment in universal daycare on child development. We exploit exogenous variation in vacancy rates in daycare institutions in Copenhagen to account for selection on start age. Children who enroll earlier experience a health shock in the year they initially enroll in terms of increased GP visits, but fewer GP visits later when they enroll in preschool. This paper provides new insight for parents and policy makers concerned about the optimal enrollment age.

Light lunch provided for registered participants; please register by November 29, 10:00 a.m. (registration link below seminar title)

Supported by the National Research Fund (FNR/RESCOM/18/12979972)

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