Current Institutional Affiliation
Damon Wells Professor of International Politics, Political Science, Yale University

Award Information

Abe Fellowship 2000
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Professor, Political Science, Yale University
The Comparative Political Economy of Childcare: Japan, U.S., and Europe

Imperfections in the childcare market result in sub-optimal levels and quality of communal care for children. As a result, many women in industrialized democracies are opting out of motherhood. This project proposes to investigate the reasons behind those market deficiencies, as well as the political process for rectifying them. This project combines a large-n statistical analysis with in-depth process tracing in several countries: Japan, the U.S., Sweden, and Germany.