Show simple item record Baizán, Pau Domínguez Folgueras, Marta González, María José
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials 2012-07-11T01:51:11Z 2012-07-11T01:51:11Z 2010-12-28T11:02:54Z
dc.description.abstract The quality of the time dedicated to child care has potential positive effects on children’s life chances. However, the determinants of parental time allocation to child care remain largely unexplored, particularly in context undergoing rapid family change such as Spain. We assess two alternative explanations for differences between parents in the amount of time spent with children. The first, based in the relative resources hypothesis, links variation in time spent with children to the relative attributes (occupation, education or income) of one partner to the other. The second, derived from the social status hypothesis, suggests that variation in time spent with children is attributable to the relative social position of the pair (i.e. higher status couples spend more time with children regardless of within-couple difference).To investigate theses questions, we use a sample of adults (18-50) from the Spanish Time Use Survey (STUS) 2002-2003 (n=7,438). Limiting the analysis to adults who are married or in consensual unions, the STUS allows to assess both the quantity and quality of parental time spent with children. We find little support for the “relative resources hypothesis”. Instead, consistent with the “social status hypothesis”, we find that time spent on child care is attributable to the social position of the couple, regardless of between-parent differences in income of education.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 39
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dc.subject.other Educació familiar -- Espanya
dc.subject.other Pares i infants -- Espanya
dc.subject.other Infants -- Criança -- Espanya
dc.title Explaining parental dedication to child care in Spain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z

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