Does Time to Work Limit Time to Play?: Estimating a Time Allocation Model for High School Students by Household Socioeconomic Status

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Laura Crispin

Saint Joseph's University - Economics

Michael Kofoed

United States Military Academy

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Date Written: July 2019

Abstract

We use data from the 2003 to 2014 American Time Use Survey to estimate substitution between working and extracurricular time for high school students, which may have long‐run educational and labor market consequences. We find that working students are 5 percentage points less likely to participate in extracurricular activities and spend 40 minutes less on extracurriculars per day. We estimate heterogeneous effects by socioeconomic indicators to test whether disadvantaged students are more or less likely to substitute time away from extracurriculars. We find the largest interaction effects by paternal education, where working students with low paternal education are 0.5 percentage points more likely to engage in extracurriculars and increase extracurriculars by 15 minutes per day.

JEL Classification: I2, J22, J24

Suggested Citation

Crispin, Laura and Kofoed, Michael, Does Time to Work Limit Time to Play?: Estimating a Time Allocation Model for High School Students by Household Socioeconomic Status (July 2019). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 524-544, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3392563 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coep.12411

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