The Rug Rat Race

  title={The Rug Rat Race},
  author={Valerie A. Ramey},
  • Valerie A. Ramey
  • Published 2007
Since the early 1990s, the amount of time spent by prime age adults on childcare has risen significantly despite a decline in average family size. Moreover, the rise in childcare time has been particularly pronounced among highly educated mothers. Why would highly educated women increase the amount of time they allocate to childcare at the same time that their own market returns have skyrocketed? We argue that the increased competition for good colleges may be one important source of these… CONTINUE READING


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