The influence of wages on parents’ allocations of time to child care and market work in the United Kingdom
AbstractWe use time-diary data on couples with children from the 2000 United Kingdom Time Use Survey to examine the impacts of own and partnerâs wages on parentsâ provision of child care and market work on weekdays and on weekends and holidays. We find that increases in partnersâ wages increase womenâs primary care on all days and decrease their market work on weekdays, while increases in womenâs own wages increase their market work on weekdays. In contrast, menâs time use is only responsive to their own wage on weekend days, when they reduce their market time and increase their primary child care time in response to higher wages.
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- Kalenkoski, Charlene M. & Ribar, David C. & Stratton, Leslie S., 2006. "The Influence of Wages on Parents’ Allocations of Time to Child Care and Market Work in the United Kingdom," IZA Discussion Papers 2436, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
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