Show simple item record Fertig, Angela Glomm, Gerhard Tchernis, Rusty 2006-12-18T18:35:38Z 2006-12-18T18:35:38Z 2006-12-18T18:35:38Z
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dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the channels through which maternal employment affects childhood obesity. We use time diaries and interview responses from the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics which combine information on children’s time allocation and mother’s labor force participation. Our empirical strategy involves estimating the effect of children’s activities and meal routines on BMI, estimating the effect of maternal employment on these activities and routines and then combining these two estimates. We find that maternal employment affects child weight through two main mechanisms – supervision and nutrition, however, the particular channels vary by mother’s education. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries CAEPR Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2006-020 en
dc.relation.isversionof This paper can also be found on SSRN and RePEc. en
dc.subject CAEPR en
dc.subject Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research en
dc.subject Childhood Obesity en
dc.subject Labor Supply en
dc.subject Time Allocations en
dc.title The Connection Between Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: Inspecting the Mechanisms en
dc.type Working Paper en

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