DP10231 Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes
|Author(s):||Emilia del Bono, Marco Francesconi|
|Publication Date:||November 2014|
|Keyword(s):||cognitive and non- cognitive skill formation, early interventions, education production functions|
|JEL(s):||I20, J15, J24|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=10231|
Using large longitudinal survey data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, this paper estimates the eect of maternal time inputs on early child development. We nd that maternal time is a quantitatively important determinant of skill formation and that its eect declines with child age. There is evidence of a long shadow of the eect of early maternal time inputs on later outcomes, especially in the case of cognitive skill development. In the case of non-cognitive development, this eect disappears when we account for skill persistence.