Elizabeth Dhuey

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Nicolas Hérault

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Title: The impact of full-day kindergarten on maternal labour supply

Abstract: We examine the impact of offering full-day as a replacement for half-day kindergarten on mothers’ labor supply using the rollout of full-day kindergarten in Ontario, Canada. We find an impact on the labor participation of mothers at the intensive margin in specific sub-groups, namely mothers of only one child and mothers with low education levels. In particular, mothers of only one child are about 11 percent more likely to work full-time and increase their hours worked by about 8 percent.

Presenter: Elizabeth Dhuey, University of Toronto

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