Homecare or daycare? What does economics say?

  • Aydinonat, N. E. (Talare: Ordförande)
  • Tuomas Kosonen (Talare: Presentation)
  • Maiju Paananen (Talare: Presentation)
  • Elina Pekkarinen (Talare: Presentation)
  • Essi Rentola (Talare: Presentation)
  • Saarinen, A. (Talare: Presentation)
  • Välikangas, A. (Sekreterare i organisationskommitté)
  • Jessica Alexandra North (Medlem i organisationskommitté)
  • Lari, T. (Medlem i organisationskommitté)

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What is the best place for children under 3 years to spend their days? Home care or day care? What does economics say? Since 1985, Finland has been paying home care allowance to parents who would like to take care of their children at home. Economics research suggests that this policy is harmful for mothers, their children, and the labor market. Should Finland abandon home care allowance based on these findings? Can we rely only on economic expertise when evaluating child care arrangements?

A panel discussion on the economics of home care allowance, featuring Tuomas Kosonen (VATT), Maiju Paananen (Faculty of Education and Culture, Tampere University), Elina Pekkarinen (Ombudsman for Children in Finland), Essi Rentola (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health) and Aino Saarinen (University of Helsinki). The panel was moderated by N. Emrah Aydinonat (University of Helsinki).
Period31 maj 2023
Typ av evenemangSeminarium
PlatsHelsinki, FinlandVisa på karta