A Study of Accreditation of Child Care Centers and Liberation of Child Care Service Tuition based on the Perspective of Economics

한국의 보육료 자율화와 보육시설 평가인증제에 대한 경제학적 분석

  • 송승민 (수원대학교 아동가족복지학과)
  • Published : 2005.12.31

Abstract

In this study, two controversial Child Care Policies will be discussed based on the perspective of Economics: Accreditation of Child Care Centers and Liberation of Child Care Service Tuition. Liberation of Child Care Service Tuition is to provide parents and children with exact quality which they want at a differentiated price. Accreditation of Child Care Center is to enhance the quality of child care service by evaluating the quality of centers and grading centers into three classes. This study concludes that success or failure of the policies mostly depend on the investment capability of the government to increase the supply of child care centers. Employing these two policies requires the child care rate more than certain level and more financial investment from the government since the responsibility of providing child care services relies mostly on the government in Korea.