From Homemakers to Breadwinners? How Mandatory Kindergarten Affects Maternal Labour Market Outcomes

  title={From Homemakers to Breadwinners? How Mandatory Kindergarten Affects Maternal Labour Market Outcomes},
  author={Selina Gangl and Martin Huber},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
We analyse the effect of mandatory kindergarten attendance for four-year-old children on maternal labour market outcomes in Switzerland. To determine the causal effect of this policy, we combine two different datasets and quasi-experiments in this paper: Firstly, we investigate a large administrative dataset and apply a non-parametric regression discontinuity design (RDD) to evaluate the effect of the reform at the birthday cut-off for entering the kindergarten in the same versus in the… 


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