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DIW Weekly Report 19 / 2018

Mandatory Day Care for Preschool Children Would Not Be an Effective Solution in Targeting Particular Children

In Germany, around 94 percent of children between the ages of three and six attend a day care center. Regarding the remaining six percent, many experts have speculated that children, primarily those from socio-economically disadvantaged households, do not use day care. Based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and the Families in Germany survey (FiD), the present study is one of the first ...

2018| Sophia Schmitz, C. Katharina Spieß
Diskussionspapiere 1770 / 2018

Informing Students about College: An Efficient Way to Decrease the Socio-Economic Gap in Enrollment: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Although the proportion of students enrolled in college increased in the last decades, students from non-college family backgrounds remain underrepresented in higher education around the world. This study sheds light on whether the provision of information in a randomized controlled trial with more than 1,000 German high school students results in higher college enrollment rates. One year prior to ...

2018| Frauke H. Peter, C. Katharina Spieß, Vaishali Zambre
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‘Universal’ Early Education: Who Benefits? Patterns in Take‐up of the Entitlement to Free Early Education among Three‐Year‐Olds in England

For over a decade, all three‐year‐olds in England have been entitled to a free part‐time early education place. One aim of this policy is to close developmental gaps between higher‐income and low‐income children. However, the success of the initiative depends on children accessing the places. Using the National Pupil Database, we examine all autumn‐born four‐year‐olds attending in January 2011, and ...

In: British Educational Research Journal 44 (2018), 3, S. 515-538 | Tammy Campbell, Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart
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Parental Socio-Economic Status and Childcare Quality: Early Inequalities in Educational Opportunity?

This study examines whether children from potentially disadvantaged families attend early childhood education and care (ECEC) centers of lower quality compared to more advantaged children in the universal and strongly state-subsidized ECEC system in Germany. We combine the representative German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) with the 2014 K2ID- SOEP extension study on ECEC quality. We run linear and logistic ...

In: Early Childhood Research Quarterly 44 (2018), S. 304-317 | Juliane F. Stahl, Pia S. Schober, C. Katharina Spieß
Research Project

The Effects of Non-cognitive Skills on Post-Secondary Educational Choices

Completed Project| Education and Family
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Not Just Any Child Care Center? Social and Ethnic Disparities in the Early Education Institutions with a Beneficial Learning Environment

This study investigates social and ethnic differences in the use of early childhood education and care (ECEC) centers with different learning environments in an ECEC system with universal state-subsidized provision and low fees. Based on the German National Educational Panel Study—Kindergarten Cohort from 2011, we matched data on 587 groups in 253 ECEC centers with information on about 1,700 children ...

In: Early Education and Development 28 (2017), 8, S. 1011-1034 | Birgit Becker, Pia S. Schober
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Moving to a Better Place? Residential Mobility among Families with Young Children in the Millennium Cohort Study

This paper assesses how far residential moves can result in improvement or deterioration of the housing and neighbourhood circumstances for families with young children. It uses data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study concentrating on the time between infancy and age 5, 2001 to 2006. First, we ask which families moved home and in what circumstances. We then examine how moving changed several aspects ...

In: Population, Space and Place 23 (2017), 8, e2072 | Ludovica Gambaro, Heather Joshi, Ruth Lupton

Determinants of College Enrollment: Three Empirical Essays in the Economics of Education ; Dissertation

This dissertation consists of three self-contained research articles, each making an independent contribution to the higher education literature.

Berlin: Freie Univ., 2017, 183 S. | Vaishali Zambre-Rehbein
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

'Daddy Leave': A Route to Greater Gender Equality in Housework and Childcare?

In: Policy Network (09.04.2015), [Online-Artikel] | Pia S. Schober
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