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  题: Childcare Choice and the Long-run Human Capital Outcomes in China


 


 

主讲人:雷蕾

 


 

  要:This paper estimates the long-run human capital effects of two types of care a child received before age 6: informal childcare provided by grandparents, and formal childcare by kindergarten, for those who were born between 1950 and 1995 in China. To correct for the endogeneity of childcare choice, I adopt instrumental variables strategy: The survival status of paternal grandparents when a child was before age 6 is used to construct instruments for informal care; The existence of kindergarten in the community is used as an instrument for formal care. I find that both types of childcare lead to higher educational attainment and better job outcomes. Moreover, the effect of grand-parental childcare is stronger for girls, consistent with the parental preference to boys. I also find evidence that the kindergarten effect on human capital accumulation is caused by increased maternal labor income and decreased family size. Those findings highlight the important role of grandparents and public childcare for children in under-developed areas.


 

 


 

关于主讲人:


 
 


 

Lei Lei is currently an assistant professor at the Research Institute of Economics and Management (RIEM), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu. As an empiricist in microeconomics, Lei mainly works on topics lying in the intersection between family and labor economics, with a focus on the context of China. Before Joining SWUFE, Lei obtained the Ph.D. in economics from Tilburg University, master degree in Applied Statistics from Central University of Finance and Economics, and bachelor degree in Engineering from Wuhan University.


 

 


 

时间:20201218日星期五13:00-14:20


 

地点:学术会堂南楼608室,同时通过腾讯会议直播,会议号: 425 874 293


 

主办单位:人力资本与劳动经济研究中心

 

 


 



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