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Warner, M.E. 2009. "Overview: The Regional Economics of Child Care," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 39(1):37-39. 

Child care is an economic sector that traditionally has been underrepresented in economic analysis - but that is changing. Over the last decade more than 84 regional economic impact studies of the child care sector have been undertaken across the United States and Canada. These efforts have been accompanied by increased academic inquiry regarding the determinants of child care prices, sources of geographical variation in linkage and spillover effects of the child care sector, and concerns about the adequacy of models that only look at the formal paid part of the child care sector. The four papers in this special section of the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy address each of these issues.

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Subject: Child Care,Economic Development