Full-day kindergarten: Effects on maternal labour supply
Authors: Elizabeth Dhuey, Jessie Lamontagne, and Tingting Zhang
We examine the effects of offering full-day kindergarten as a replacement for half-day kindergarten on mothers’ labour supply using the rollout of full-day kindergarten in Ontario, Canada. We find no effect on the extensive margin but found an effect on the intensive margin. In particular, we find that access to full-day kindergarten increases weekly hours worked and decreases absenteeism among mothers with kindergarten-aged children. This effect is driven by specific sub-groups, namely non-immigrant mothers with low education levels who live in urban areas and have only one child.
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