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Parent-Child Quality Time: Does Birth Order Matter?

Parent-Child Quality Time: Does Birth Order Matter? Abstract: Using data from the American Time Use Survey, I find that a first-born child receives 20-30 more minutes of quality time each day with his or her parent than a second-born child of the same age from a similar family. The birth-order difference results from parents giving roughly equal time to each child at any point in time while the amount of parent-child quality time decreases as children get older. These results provide a plausible explanation for recent research showing a very significant effect of birth order on child outcomes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

Parent-Child Quality Time: Does Birth Order Matter?

Journal of Human Resources , Volume 43 (1) – Apr 4, 2008

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Abstract: Using data from the American Time Use Survey, I find that a first-born child receives 20-30 more minutes of quality time each day with his or her parent than a second-born child of the same age from a similar family. The birth-order difference results from parents giving roughly equal time to each child at any point in time while the amount of parent-child quality time decreases as children get older. These results provide a plausible explanation for recent research showing a very significant effect of birth order on child outcomes.

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Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Apr 4, 2008

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