Do Parents Drink Their Children's Welfare? A Joint Analysis of Intra-Household Allocation of Time

23 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013

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Gianna Claudia Giannelli

University of Florence - Dipartimento di Studi sullo Stato; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Lucia Mangiavacchi

University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Luca Piccoli

University of Verona

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate whether excessive parental alcohol consumption leads to a reduction of child welfare. To this end, we analyse whether alcohol consumption decreases time spent by parents looking after their children and working. Using the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, the study focuses on mono-nuclear families with children under fifteen years of age, for whom we estimate a model of intra-household allocation of time. We find that husbands' alcohol consumption has a negative impact on their weekly hours spent doing child care, while no significant effect is observed for mothers' alcohol consumption. We interpret these findings as evidence of a negative impact of fathers' alcohol consumption on child welfare.

Keywords: child care, time allocation, alcohol consumption, labor supply, Russia

JEL Classification: D1, I1, J13, J22

Suggested Citation

Giannelli, Gianna Claudia and Mangiavacchi, Lucia and Piccoli, Luca, Do Parents Drink Their Children's Welfare? A Joint Analysis of Intra-Household Allocation of Time. IZA Discussion Paper No. 7246. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234268

Gianna Claudia Giannelli (Contact Author)

University of Florence - Dipartimento di Studi sullo Stato ( email )

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Lucia Mangiavacchi

University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche ( email )

Florence 50127
Italy

Luca Piccoli

University of Verona

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Verona, 37129
Italy

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