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dc.contributor.authorRuhm, Christopher J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-10-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:12Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33591-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates how maternal employment is related to the outcomes of 10 and 11 year olds, controlling for a wide variety of child, mother and family characteristics. The results suggest that limited amounts of work by mothers benefit youths who are relatively disadvantaged and even long hours, which occur relatively rarely, are unlikely to leave them much worse off. By contrast, maternal labor supply is estimated to have much more harmful effects on advantaged adolescents. Particularly striking are the reductions in cognitive test scores and increases in excess body weight predicted by even moderate amounts of employment. The negative cognitive effects occur partly because maternal labor supply reduces the time these children spend in enriching home environments. Some of the growth in obesity may be related to determinants of excess weight that are common to the child and mother. Work hours are also associated with relatively large (in percentage terms) increases in early substance use and small decreases in behavior problems; however, neither are statistically significant.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1673en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ18en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmaternal employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordadolescent developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordchild obesityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocioeconomic statusen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwVerhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleMaternal employment and adolescent developmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn495036374en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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