This paper analyses the relation between maternal work hours and the cognitive development of young school-going children. We find that children's language and sorting test scores are higher when their mothers have a large part-time job or even a full-time job. We find no evidence that this can be explained by a richer home environment in terms of the number of parent-child activities provided to the child.
- Intergenerational human capital investments
- (Non) cognitive skills
- Maternal labour supply
- Home environment
- PARENTAL EMPLOYMENT