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Jürges, Hendrik

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy

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Volume 14, Issue 4


Volume 6 (2006)

Volume 4 (2004)

Volume 2 (2002)

Volume 1 (2001)

After-School Center-Based Care and Children’s Development

Christina Felfe / Larissa Zierow
Published Online: 2014-05-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2013-0131


What is the impact of after-school center-based care on the development of primary school-aged children? Answering this question is challenging due to non-random selection of children into after-school center-based care. We tackle this challenge using detailed data of the German Child Panel and employing a value-added method. While we do not find significant effects on average, our analysis provides evidence for beneficial returns to after-school center-based care attendance for more disadvantaged children. To be more precise, children of less educated mothers and low-income families benefit from attending after-school care centers in terms of their socio-behavioral development.

Keywords: child care; child development; value-added estimation

JEL Classifications: J13; I21


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Published Online: 2014-05-06

Published in Print: 2014-10-01

Citation Information: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 1299–1336, ISSN (Online) 1935-1682, ISSN (Print) 2194-6108, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2013-0131.

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