Do Parents Drink Their Children's Welfare? Intra-Household Allocation of Time Between Market Labour, Domestic Work and Child Care in Russia
IZA Journal of Labor & Development, Vol. 2(13), 2013
23 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2017
Date Written: December 23, 2013
The aim of this paper is to investigate whether parental alcohol consumption leads to a reduction of child welfare. To this end, we analyse whether alcohol consumption decreases parents’ time spent looking after children and working. Using the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, we estimate a model of intra-household allocation of time for mono-nuclear families with children under fifteen years of age. We find that fathers’ alcohol consumption has a negative impact on their weekly hours spent doing child care, while no significant effect is observed for mothers’ alcohol consumption.
Keywords: Child Care, Time Allocation, Alcohol Consumption, Labour Supply, Russia
JEL Classification: D1, I1, J13, J22
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