Vol. 3, No. 1; March 2014 (abstract 13)

Allocation of Parental Time and the Effects on Children’s Well-being
Rodríguez-Modroño, Paula; Gálvez-Muñoz, Lina; Matus-López, Mauricio; Domínguez-Serrano, Mónica

This paper applies a capability approach and a gender perspective both to the study of the differences in children’s capabilities by gender and to the study of the impact of the gendered allocation of time on children’s capabilities. The econometric model used is a Multiple Indicator Multiple Causes model (MIMIC). The results point out to the fact that the labour market behaviour by gender is not only related to human capital formation, family conditions or labour market opportunities, but also to children's well-being. Furthermore, gender stereotypes continue influencing the development of children’s capabilities during their process of socialisation.

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