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Free pre-school places for 3 year olds helped only a small number of women into work

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Offering free part-time pre-school education for all 3 year olds in England helped only a small number of women into work. But this is mostly because most families were accessing some form of pre-school childcare before the entitlement was introduced.

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External publication
This report estimates the impact of free, universal pre-school education for three year olds on maternal labour supply in England.
Report summary
This note summarises the results of two related research projects. With funding from the ESRC through its Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, and the Nuffield Foundation, Jo Blanden (University of Surrey), Emilia Del Bono (University of Essex), Kirstine Hansen (Institute of Education), Sandra ...
Presentation
This presentation was given at the Department for Education on 12 November 2014.