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Title: The Effect of Maternal Labor Force Participation on Child Development
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1. James-Burdumy, Susanne N.
The Effect of Maternal Labor Force Participation on Child Development
Journal of Labor Economics 23,1 (January 2005): 177-212.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/425437
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Keyword(s): Child Care; Child Development; Maternal Employment; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); State-Level Data/Policy; Work History; Work Hours

The effect of maternal employment on child development is examined using fixed effects models. Hausman tests suggest that ordinary least squares models produce biased and inconsistent estimates. Fixed effects results show that only one of three tests (PIAT math) was negatively affected by maternal hours and weeks worked in year 1 of the child's life. The PIAT reading score was negatively affected by weeks worked in year 1 but not hours worked in year 1. None of the tests were affected by weeks or hours worked in year 2. Finally, weeks worked in year 3 positively affected PIAT math scores. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

The data are from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth's Mother-Child data from 1979 to 1994.

Bibliography Citation
James-Burdumy, Susanne N. "The Effect of Maternal Labor Force Participation on Child Development." Journal of Labor Economics 23,1 (January 2005): 177-212.