Self-employment and Caring for Children: Evidence from Europe
AbstractUsing data unique to the European Community Household Panel survey (ECHP), we examine the hypothesis that self-employed workers spend more time caring for children than do those in other forms of employment. Our results, for eleven western-European countries, provide little support for the hypothesis, except in one or two countries, and only for women. Indeed, in many European nations, self-employed women on average spend less time caring for children than do other employed women.
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