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Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes

Del Bono, E and Francesconi, M and Kelly, Y and Sacker, A (2016) 'Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes.' The Economic Journal, 126 (596). F96-F135. ISSN 0013-0133

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Source info: IZA Discussion Paper No. 8608
Uncontrolled Keywords: J24; J15; I20; education production functions; early interventions; cognitive and non-cognitive skill formation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 11:41
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:28

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