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How do children affect parents' allocation of time?

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  • Jose Ignacio Gimenez-Nadal
  • Miriam Marcen
  • Raquel Ortega

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There is an extensive literature examining the relationship between elder care, child care and labour market activities, although these studies have largely overlooked their simultaneity. This article explores the relationship between these three activities, accounting for the influence that children have on parental allocation of time, using the 2002-2003 Spanish Time Use Survey (STUS). We find that the presence of children has quantitatively significant positive effects on the extent of dependent care-giving activities, with this increase in care-giving being compensated for by a decrease in the time devoted to the labour market.

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  • Jose Ignacio Gimenez-Nadal & Miriam Marcen & Raquel Ortega, 2010. "How do children affect parents' allocation of time?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(17), pages 1715-1719.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:17:y:2010:i:17:p:1715-1719
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850903153767
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    1. José Ignacio Gimenez-Nadal & José Alberto Molina & Raquel Ortega, 2010. "Unemployment and Time Use: Evidence from the Spanish Time Use Survey," Documentos de Trabajo dt2010-02, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza.
    2. Edwin van Gameren & Durfari Velandia Naranjo, 2015. "Working and Caring: The Simultaneous Decision of Labor Force Participation and Informal Elderly and Child Support Activities in Mexico," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 52(2), pages 117-148, November.
    3. repec:spr:jhappi:v:19:y:2018:i:3:d:10.1007_s10902-016-9832-z is not listed on IDEAS
    4. J. Gimenez-Nadal & Jose Molina, 2014. "Regional unemployment, gender, and time allocation of the unemployed," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 105-127, March.
    5. J. Gimenez-Nadal & Jose Molina, 2013. "Parents’ education as a determinant of educational childcare time," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 26(2), pages 719-749, April.

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