Changes in quantity and quality of time for children: United States, 1981-1997
Ana Isabel Moro Egido ()
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Ana Isabel Moro Egido: Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada
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No 05/20, ThE Papers from Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada.
This paper tries to analyze changes in the allocation of time decided by mothers and how their characteristics influence that allocation across the period 1981-1997 in the United States. Data reveals that there exists an increase on the quantity and quality of time devoted to children by some types of mothers. Shift-share analysis shows that behind the increase there is a change in maternal behaviour. Then, it seems reasonable to model the decisions of the mothers and try to explain which are the determinants. Estimations suggest that working time is a substitute of quantity, but not quality, of time with children. Being single reduces not only time but also its quality. Mother’s earnings and level of education have changed their influence on time with children across time.
Keywords: Time-use; quantity and quality of time with children; family economics; simultaneous equation system; and three-stage least squares. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J12 J13 J20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages.
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