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905 The Effects of After-School Programs on Maternal Employment Fabian Dehos, Marie Paul 2017 37 S.

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Abstract:

This paper evaluates the impact of a massive expansion of after-school programs (ASPs) on the labor market participation of mothers with primary school children in the West German context of relatively low full-time employment rates. Using an instrumental variables approach we exploit regional and temporal variation in the provision of federal ASP starting grants by a nationwide investment program. Results suggest that additional ASP places had no effect on working hours or the employment probability of mothers with primary school children.

JEL-Classification:

J13;J21;J22

Keywords:

Maternal employment, after-school programs, instrumental variables