What Influences Decision for High Quality Childcare?

Are some parents in Germany more likely to choose high quality institutions for their children than others, e.g. because they lack the necessary information? Are mothers whose children attend high-quality settings more satisfied and more likely to be employed? These are some of the questions, on which the project “Early childhood education and care quality in the Socio-Economic Panel” will provide new evidence. The three-year project launched in September 2013 is funded by the Jacobs Foundation. Results will be presented at an international conference on 23-24 March 2017 at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin.