Knut Løyland og Vidar Ringstad
Tidsskrift The Journal of Productivity Analysis
In this paper we explore the scale properties in the operation of child care institutions. The main issue is whether or not there exists a technically optimal scale of operation. Our results, based on a homothetic production function model and data from a sample of Norwegian child care institutions, suggest that a technically optimal scale does exist. This confirms some of the results recently obtained for US child care institutions.