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Time Cost of Children as Parents' Foregone Leisure

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  • Olivia Ekert-Jaffé
  • Shoshana Grossbard

From the 1998-99 French Insee time use survey, the time cost of children is estimated in terms of hours of foregone leisure. The focus on couples with two spouses working full time implies no need to be concerned about substitution between home production and labor supply. The model accounts for selection into full-time employment, endogenous wages, and controls for outside help with home production and child care. The foregone leisure cost per child under the age of 3 is 1.6 hours for each parent. It is about half that size for children aged 3 to 14. Children over age 14 involve no leisure cost to parents.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Mathematical Population Studies.

Volume (Year): 22 (2015)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 80-100

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Handle: RePEc:taf:mpopst:v:22:y:2015:i:2:p:80-100
DOI: 10.1080/08898480.2013.836332
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