Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Huttunen, Kristiina
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Early Life Environment and Human Capital Formation
Decision No. 276765
Decision date 25.04.2014
Funding period 01.09.2014 - 31.12.2017
Funding 268 196
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Project description
This research project examines the consequences of early life circumstances on human capital formation using large Finnish administrative based data on parents and their children. In addition, this project will examine how maternal education and childcare decisions influence fertility and mother's labor market outcomes. The project consists of empirical studies that seek to answer the following questions: 1) What is the effect of childcare subsidies on motherís labor market outcomes and on childrenís outcomes from early childhood until adulthood. 2) What is the effect of parental employment and income shocks on childrenís outcomes over the childhood years? 3) What is the effect of maternal education on fertility and childrenís outcomes? 4) What is the effect of post-compulsory school entry on crime and social exclusion?