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Journal Article

Parental and child time investments and the cognitive development of adolescents

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Publication date

Apr 2017

Summary

While a large literature has focused on the impact of parental investments on child cognitive development, very little is known about the role of child’s own investments alongside that of the parents. By using the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, we model the cognitive production function for adolescents using an augmented value-added model and adopt an estimation method that takes account of unobserved child characteristics. We find that a child’s own investments made during adolescence matter more than the mother’s. Our empirical results appear to be robust to several sensitivity checks.

Published in

Journal of Labor Economics

Volume and page numbers

35 , 565 -608

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/689479

ISSN

16

Subjects

Psychology, Young People, Child Development, and Economics

Links

University of Essex, Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to University of Essex registered users* - http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1599721~S5

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