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The impact of maternal care on child development

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dc.contributor.author Sayour, Nagham
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-05T05:55:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-05T05:55:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1879-1034 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11199
dc.description.abstract Using a parental leave reform implemented in Canada at the end of 2000, I study the effects of an increase in maternal care on the developmental outcomes of children aged 2–3 years old. The reform increased the time mothers spent with their newborns by 3 months. Using the Canadian National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, I employ a difference-in-differences methodology, where I compare children with a sibling born after the reform to those with a sibling born before the reform, relative to children of the same birth cohorts with no siblings born in the period surrounding the reform. Results show that treated children enjoy an increase of 3.6 h per week in the time they spend with their mothers, mainly due to a decrease in the time spent in non-institutional care. The increase in maternal care improves the emotional disorder score in the short-run and has no other impact on cognitive, non-cognitive or health outcomes in the short-run or the medium-run. Studying heterogeneous effects reveals a differential impact by child's age. An increase of 6.5 h per week in the time 2-year-olds spend with their mothers significantly improves their non-cognitive skills. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The impact of maternal care on child development en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle evidence from sibling spillover effects of a parental leave expansion en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201604580 en_US
dc.author.department Economics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Labour Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume 58 en_US
dc.article.pages 167-186 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2018.03.005 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sayour, N. (2019). The impact of maternal care on child development: Evidence from sibling spillover effects of a parental leave expansion. Labour Economics, 58, 167-186. en_US
dc.author.email nagham.sayour@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927537118300204 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9352-1782 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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