Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Child Care Arrangements in Finland

Heikki Tuomas Hiilamo, Marko Merikukka, Anita Haataja

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Abstract

This study asks how Finnish 6-year-olds who stay at home before school start compare in educational outcomes with children who attend public day care. Earlier studies have shown that participation in public day care can enhance school performance especially among disadvantaged children. In Finland, the child home care allowance scheme supports the home care of 6-year-olds if they have a younger sibling under the age of 3 who is also not attending public day care. We used as outcome variables grade point average after compulsory school at age 15 to 16 and dichotomous variable measuring completion of further education by age 25. The study utilized data of the birth cohort 1987 (N = 4,928). The results show that staying at home before school start is associated with poorer school performance but not with completion of further education.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSAGE Open
Volume8
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)1-15
ISSN2158-2440
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 5142 Social policy
  • social sciences
  • education
  • achievement
  • early childhood
  • educational psychology and counseling
  • social structure
  • sociology

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Hiilamo, Heikki Tuomas ; Merikukka, Marko ; Haataja, Anita. / Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Child Care Arrangements in Finland. In: SAGE Open. 2018 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 1-15.
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Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Child Care Arrangements in Finland. / Hiilamo, Heikki Tuomas; Merikukka, Marko; Haataja, Anita.

In: SAGE Open, Vol. 8, No. 2, 04.05.2018, p. 1-15.

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