Parental Time Investments and the Adult Outcomes of Children

Sarah Sander , University College London, Institute of Education
Mette Gørtz, University of Copenhagen
Almudena Sevilla, University College London, Institute of Education

Parental time investments are important inputs in the production of children's skills. Using child specific time investments from the Danish Time Use Survey linked to register data, this article is the first to empirically estimate associations of parental time investments beyond the childhood and adolescent years. In order to account for unobserved factors affecting both parental investments and child outcomes we use within-family variation in the time devoted to siblings of different order to estimate how early parental investments affect the adult outcomes of their children. We find no association of early parental time investments on long-term economic and demographic outcomes of the children.

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 Presented in Session 44. Aspiration, Education and Achievements