Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35366
Authors: 
Stewart, Jay
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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