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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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Abstract

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
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 11:41
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18405

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