publication . Article . Preprint . 1995

Quality-Adjusted Cost Functions for Child-Care Centers.

H. Naci Mocan;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 1995 Journal: American Economic Review, volume 85, issue 2 May, pages 409-13
Abstract
Using a newly compiled data set, this paper estimates multi- product translog cost functions for 399 child care centers from California, Colorado, Connecticut, and North Carolina. Quality of child care is controlled by a quality index, which has been shown to be positively related to child outcomes by previous research. Nonprofit centers that receive public money, either from the state or federal government, (which is tied to higher standards), have total variable costs that are 18 percent higher than other centers, keeping quality of services constant. No statistically significant differences between general categories of for-profit and non-profit centers are d...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: jel:J13, jel:L30
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publication . Article . Preprint . 1995

Quality-Adjusted Cost Functions for Child-Care Centers.

H. Naci Mocan;