Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52081
Authors: 
Ekert-Jaffe, Olivia
Grossbard, Shoshana
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5760
Abstract: 
This article uses data from the 1998-1999 French INSEE time use survey to estimate the time costs of children. The focus is on couples with two spouses working Full-Time in the labor force in order to avoid issues of substitution between home production and labor supply. Time costs are computed in terms of hours of foregone leisure. The model accounts for selection into full-time employment and controls for use of hired childcare workers. We find that the foregone leisure cost of one child under age 3 is 1.9 hour for mothers and 2.2 hours for fathers. We find economies of scale for mothers but not for fathers. The presence of a childcare worker per child reduces the time cost of children to a couple of parents by 5%.
Subjects: 
children
time costs
leisure
JEL: 
J13
J22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
212.73 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.