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1 LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science 2 Chulalongkorn University THAILAND 3 CEPR - Center for Economic Policy Research 4 Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 5 PSE - Paris School of Economics 6 PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques

Abstract : We analyse the relationship between early maternal employment and child emotional and behavioural outcomes in early childhood and adolescence. Using rich data from a cohort of children born in the UK in the early 1990s, we find little evidence of a strong statistical relationship between early maternal employment and any of the emotional outcomes. However, there is some evidence that children whose mother is in full-time employment at the 18th month have worse behavioural outcomes at ages 4, 7, and 12. We suggest that these largely insignificant results may in part be explained by mothers who return to full-time work earlier being able to compensate their children: we highlight the role of fathers’ time investment and alternative childcare arrangements in this respect.

Keywords : Child outcomes Maternal employment Well-being Conduct ALSPAC





Author: Warn N. Lekfuangfu - Nattavudh Powdthavee - Andrew E. Clark - George Ward -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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