Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56637
Authors: 
Scheffel, Juliane
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
SFB 649 discussion paper 2011-024
Abstract: 
It is recognized that employment policies must grant flexibility to the working schedules to allow parents to reconcile family and work. By exploiting the particularity of the East German labor market, I identify the causal effect of temporal work flexibility on parental time with children. The analysis unambiguously shows that it allows parents to spend about 30 percent more time with their children. The results can be generalized to Germany as a whole. It can be concluded that temporal work flexibility can be used as a device to mitigate the adverse effect of parental employment on the child's cognitive development.
Subjects: 
time use
childcare
flexible working schedules
flexitime
endogeneity
JEL: 
J08
J13
J21
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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