Child Care Quality: Does It Matter and Does It Need to be Improved? (Full Report). Table 13

05/24/2000

Variable Relative Care Home-based Care Center-Based Care
TABLE 13.
Marginal Effects of the Probability of Choosing among Modes
of Care for the Youngest Child for Single Mothers

(Multinominal Logit Estimation)
Predicted Probability of full-time employment -3.096* -2.951** 6.046***
(-1.91) (-2.27) (3.52)
Predicted wage 0.946* 1.000** -1.947***
(1.84) (2.42) (-3.60)
Education -0.050* -0.042* 0.093***
(-1.72) (-1.87) (3.05)
State’s average monthly AFDC payment per family -6.E-4* -2.E-4 9.E-4*
(-1.84) (-1.01) (2.51)
Predicted Probability of full-time employment -3.141*** -0.258 3.398***
(-3.17) (-0.37) (3.34)
Predicted wage 1.095*** 0.204 -1.299***
(2.66) (0.68) (-3.13)
Education -0.108*** 0.043 0.151***
(-2.81) (-1.55) (3.78)
State’s average monthly AFDC payment per family -6.E-4 3.E-4 3.E-4
(-1.57) (0.97) (0.86)
Significance level: *10%, ** 5%, ***1%

Additional variables include: predicted price of care, predicted price of relative care, predicted price of home-care, predicted price of center-based care, age, nonwhite, non-labor income, youngest child is an infant, presence of other preschoolers, presence of children ages 6-12, presence of children ages 13-17, presence of other adults, urban residence, and state’s average Medicaid expenditure per enrollee.

Source: Connelly and Kimmel (2000), Tables 5 and 6.

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