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Allocation of time and child socio-emotional skills

Elena Claudia Meroni (), Daniela Piazzalunga () and Chiara Pronzato
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Elena Claudia Meroni: Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Chiara Pronzato: University of Turin, IZA and Collegio Carlo Alberto

Review of Economics of the Household, 2022, vol. 20, issue 4, No 4, 1155-1192

Abstract: Abstract In this study, we investigate the effect of time allocation on children’s non-cognitive development, using data from the Millennium Cohort Study (UK) and focusing on children aged 7 and 11 years. We classify the time spent outside of school into seven groups of activities and evaluate their impact on five socio-emotional skills drawn from the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire, leveraging the data’s panel structure. We subsequently test the robustness of our estimates against endogeneity issues. Time spent on sports, studying, reading, tidying up and active time with parents have beneficial effects, while video-screen time and extra hours at school have harmful effects.

Keywords: J13; J24; I24; D10; Child time use; Extra-curricular activities; Non-cognitive development; Socio-emotional skills; Omitted variable bias; Reverse causality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/s11150-021-09580-9

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