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Asymmetries and Interdependencies in Time use between Italian Spouses

Anna Laura Mancini () and Silvia Pasqua ()

CHILD Working Papers from CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY

Abstract: The importance parents give to time spent with their children for their future behavioural and cognitive development deeply affected the patterns of time allocation of both working and non-working parents in all developed countries in the last decades. We compare the two existing waves of the Italian Time Use dataset (1988 and 2002) to analyze how family time allocation changed over time in a country that experienced in that period a relevant increase in female employment rate and a continuous decline in total fertility rate....

Keywords: time use; parents; children (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D1 J13 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2009-04
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