The relation between maternal work hours and the cognitive development of young school-aged children

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-232
Number of pages30
JournalDe Economist
Volume163
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Intergenerational human capital investments
  • (Non) cognitive skills
  • Maternal labour supply
  • Home environment
  • PARENTAL EMPLOYMENT
  • ACHIEVEMENT
  • INCOME
  • BEHAVIOR
  • FAMILY
  • METAANALYSIS
  • OUTCOMES
  • CONTEXT
  • MOTHERS
  • TERM

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