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ERIC Number: EJ782761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Parent-Child Quality Time: Does Birth Order Matter?
Price, Joseph
Journal of Human Resources, v43 n1 p240-265 Win 2008
Using data from the American Time Use Survey, I find that a first-born child receives 20-30 more minutes of quality time each day with his or her parent than a second-born child of the same age from a similar family. The birth-order difference results from parents giving roughly equal time to each child at any point in time while the amount of parent-child quality time decreases as children get older. These results provide a plausible explanation for recent research showing a very significant effect of birth order on child outcomes. (Contains 14 tables, 2 figures, and 12 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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