publication . Research . 2015

Mother's time allocation, child care and child cognitive development

BRILLI, Ylenia;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: Italy
This paper analyzes the effects of maternal employment and non-parental child care on child cognitive development, taking into account the mother's time allocation between leisure and child-care time. I estimate a behavioral model, in which maternal labor supply, non-parental child care, goods expenditure and time allocation decisions are considered to be endogenous choices of the mother. The child cognitive development depends on maternal and non-parental child care and on the goods bought for the child. The model is estimated using US data from the Child Development Supplement and the Time Diary Section of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. The results show t...
free text keywords: Mother employment, Mother time allocation, Non-parental child care, Child development, Structural estimation, D13, J13, J22, C15
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