Family Policy

Can the Quiet Revolution Continue? The Effects of Childcare Subsidies on Female Labor Force Participation in a Life-Cycle Model

Using a life-cycle model of heterogeneous households, family labor supply, and intra-household bargaining, I study the effects of increasing U.S. public spending on childcare to Scandinavian levels on women's labor supply and find that the policy increases long-run labor force participation among married women.