[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor & Development [ISSN:] 2193-9020 [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-23
The aim of this paper is to investigate whether parental alcohol consumption leads to a reduction of child welfare. To this end, we analyse whether alcohol consumption decreases parents' time spent looking after children and working. Using the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, we estimate a model of intra-household allocation of time for mono-nuclear families with children under fifteen years of age. We find that fathers' alcohol consumption has a negative impact on their weekly hours spent doing child care, while no significant effect is observed for mothers' alcohol consumption.
Child care Time allocation Alcohol consumption Labour supply Russia