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Title:The timing of maternal work and time with children PDF Logo
Authors:Stewart, Jay
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4219
Abstract:I use data from the American Time Use Survey to examine how maternal employment affects when during the day that mothers of pre-school-age children spend doing enriching childcare and whether they adjust their schedules to spend time with their children at more-desirable times of day. I find that employed mothers shift enriching childcare time from workdays to nonwork days. On workdays, full-time employed parents shift enriching childcare time toward evenings, but there is little shifting among part-time employed mothers. I find no evidence that full-time employed mothers adjust their schedules to spent time with their children at more-preferred times of day, whereas part-time employed mothers shift employment to later in the day.
Subjects:Timing of activities
time use
childcare
JEL:J22
J13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090619147
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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