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Do Parents Drink Their Children's Welfare? A Joint Analysis of Intra-Household Allocation of Time

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  • Giannelli, Gianna Claudia

    () (University of Florence)

  • Mangiavacchi, Lucia

    () (University of the Balearic Islands)

  • Piccoli, Luca

    () (University of the Balearic Islands)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate whether excessive parental alcohol consumption leads to a reduction of child welfare. To this end, we analyse whether alcohol consumption decreases time spent by parents looking after their children and working. Using the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, the study focuses on mono-nuclear families with children under fifteen years of age, for whom we estimate a model of intra-household allocation of time. We find that husbands' alcohol consumption has a negative impact on their weekly hours spent doing child care, while no significant effect is observed for mothers' alcohol consumption. We interpret these findings as evidence of a negative impact of fathers' alcohol consumption on child welfare.

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  • Giannelli, Gianna Claudia & Mangiavacchi, Lucia & Piccoli, Luca, 2013. "Do Parents Drink Their Children's Welfare? A Joint Analysis of Intra-Household Allocation of Time," IZA Discussion Papers 7246, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    1. Grossbard-Shechtman, Shoshana Amyra, 1984. "A Theory of Allocation of Time in Markets for Labour and Marriage," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 94(376), pages 863-882, December.
    2. Nancy Folbre & Jayoung Yoon, 2007. "What is child care? Lessons from time-use surveys of major English-speaking countries," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 5(3), pages 223-248, September.
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    1. Fathers are drinking away their time with their children
      by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2013-04-10 19:24:00

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    Keywords

    alcohol consumption; time allocation; child care; labor supply; Russia;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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