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Using several sources of micro level data for Latin America and the Caribbean, this paper documents an important positive socio-economic gradient on parental and individual time investments in activities related to developing children’s skills. Higher-educated/income parents spend more time with children on both educational and recreational activities, especially when they are young. There are also gender differences in parental time investments. Parents spend more time with boys engaging in recreational activities than with girls, and spend slightly more time with girls on educational childcare. Regarding children’s time allocation, boys spend more time on recreational activities than girls do, while girls spend more time on educational activities outside school than boys do. These results are in line with those observed in high-income countries.
This technical note contains figures and tables cited in “Adulthood: Formal Post- Secondary Education,” Chapter 9 of the Inter-American Development Bank’s 2017 Development in the Americas report, Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development. (View publication)
This paper uses seven nationally representative time use surveys in Latin America to identify key stylized facts regarding the quantity and quality of parental time investment on the skill formation of their children. Traditional models of household behavior have failed to account for the differential behavior of parents with respect to skill formation of their children vis-à-vis home production. ... (View publication)
Rapid expansion in the demand for post-secondary education triggered an unprecedented boom of higher education programs in Colombia, possibly deteriorating quality. This paper uses rich administrative data matching school admission information, wages and detailed socio-economic characteristics of the young graduates, and standardized test scores pre- and post-tertiary education, to assess the ... (View publication)
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