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dc.contributor.authorDinku, Yonatan
dc.contributor.authorFielding, David
dc.contributor.authorGenc, Murat
dc.identifier.citationDinku, Y., Fielding, D., & Genc, M. (2017). Health Shocks and Child Time Allocation Decisions by Households: Evidence from Ethiopia (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 1705). University of Otago. Retrieved from
dc.description.abstractLittle is currently known about the effects of shocks to parental health on the allocation of children’s time between alternative activities. Using longitudinal data from the Ethiopian Young Lives surveys of 2006 and 2009, we analyze the effect of health shocks on the amount of children’s time spent in work, leisure and education. We find that paternal illness increases the time spent in income-generating work but maternal illness increases the time spent in domestic work. Moreover, maternal illness has a relatively large effect on daughters while paternal illness has a relatively large effect on sons. Overall, parental illness leads to large and significant increases in the amount of child labour as defined by UNICEF.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.subjectparental illnessen_NZ
dc.subjectchild labouren_NZ
dc.titleHealth Shocks and Child Time Allocation Decisions by Households: Evidence from Ethiopiaen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
otago.schoolOtago Business School / Department of Economicsen_NZ
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