Parental investments in children: how bargaining and educational homogamy affect time allocation

Welcome to the UPF Digital Repository

Esping-Andersen, Gøsta, 1947-; Bonke, Jens. Parental investments in children: how bargaining and educational homogamy affect time allocation. 2007
http://hdl.handle.net/10230/284
To cite or link this document: http://hdl.handle.net/10230/284
dc.contributor.author Esping-Andersen, Gøsta, 1947-
dc.contributor.author Bonke, Jens
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T01:51:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T01:51:12Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-29T18:09:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/284
dc.description.abstract This study examines parental time investment in their children, distinguishing between developmental and non-developmental care. Our analyses centre on three influential determinants: educational background, marital homogamy, and spouses' relative bargaining power. We find that the emphasis on quality care time is correlated with parents' education, and that marital homogamy reduces couple specialization, but only among the highly educated. In line with earlier research, we identify gendered parental behaviour. The presence of boys is an important condition for fathers' time dedication, but primarly among lower educated fathers. To the extent that parental stimulation is decisive for child outcomes, our findings suggest the persistence of important inequalities. This emerges through our special attention to behavioural differences across the educational distribution among households.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 20
dc.rights Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús de Creative Commons, amb la qual es permet copiar, distribuir i comunicar públicament l'obra sempre que se'n citin l'autor original, la universitat i el departament i no se'n faci cap ús comercial ni obra derivada, tal com queda estipulat en la llicència d'ús
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/
dc.subject.other Infants -- Criança
dc.subject.other Treball i família
dc.subject.other Divisió sexual del treball
dc.title Parental investments in children: how bargaining and educational homogamy affect time allocation
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z


See full text
This document is licensed under a Creative Commons license:

Search


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics