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Early maternal time investment and early child outcomes

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Publication date

Oct 2016

Summary

Using large longitudinal survey data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, this article estimates the relationship between maternal time inputs and early child development. We find that maternal time is a quantitatively important determinant of skill formation and that its effect declines with child age. There is evidence of long-term effects of early maternal time inputs on later outcomes, especially in the case of cognitive skill development. In the case of non-cognitive development, the evidence of this long-term impact disappears when we account for skill persistence.

Published in

Economic Journal

Volume and page numbers

126 , 96 -135

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12342

ISSN

16

Subjects

Time Use, Child Development, and Social Psychology

Notes

Open Access article; This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.; © 2016 The Authors. The Economic Journal published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Economic Society.


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