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ERIC Number: EJ802688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Subsidizing "Stayers"? Effects of a Norwegian Child Care Reform on Marital Stability
Hardoy, Ines; Schone, Pal
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n3 p571-584 Aug 2008
Since January 1999, all parents in Norway with children aged 1 to 3 years who do not attend publicly subsidized day care are eligible for "cash-for-care" (CFC). One important purpose of the reform is to enable parents to spend more time with their children. We analyze whether the CFC reform has affected marital stability, using individual register data covering information on 130,265 observations of married couples. The results from both a natural experiment approach and from a matching procedure indicate that the CFC reform has reduced the likelihood of marital dissolution in the short run.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway