Mother's Labour Market Participation and Local Availability of Childcare. Evidence From Luxembourg
Participation des mères au marché du travail et disponibilité locale des services collectifs de garde d'enfants. Application au Luxembourg.
In this paper, we analyze the effect of local availability of childcare on mother's labour market participation. We use a bivariate probit model to explain both labour market participation and child care use of mothers. The main results confirm that the local availability of child care has a positive effect on mother's labour market participation and child care use. Estimations from specific groups of mothers suggest that the size of this effect is not negligible.