In connection with a program to expand publicly provided daycare for small children in Germany, the government has suggested to introduce a new benefit for mothers of children younger than 3 years who decide to give care at home instead of using daycare institutions. The purpose of the project is to provide an ex ante evaluation of this program, focusing on the following dimensions: How does the program affect labor supply of parents, expecially mothers, and how does it affect caring choices? What are the effects by family type? What are the expected fiscal costs?

Press Release regarding the study

Summary of study on Betreuungsgeld in English

Selected Publications