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Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes

Del Bono, Emilia and Francesconi, Marco and Kelly, Yvonne and Sacker, Amanda (2014) Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes. Working Paper. University of Essex, Department of Economics, Economics Discussion Papers, Colchester. (Unpublished)


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Using large longitudinal survey data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, this paper estimates the effec of maternal time inputs on 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 a long shadow of the effect of early maternal time inputs on later outcomes, especially in the cas of cognitive skill develpment. In the case of non-cognitive develpment, this effect disappears when we account for skill persistance.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Source info: CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10231
Uncontrolled Keywords: HB;; Education production functions; early interventions; cognitive and non- cognitive skill formation.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 12:45
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:39

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