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Children and Time Use in European Families

Our project proposes to examine two fundamentally integrated sets of questions: i) How does parental time use differ across populations in the European context (i.e. countries, welfare regimes, labor market structures, family structure, etc.)? ii) How may differences in parental time use, market structures and welfare regimes affect children’s outcomes (i.e. health, educational achievement, cognitive, psychological and social)? Our first goal is to provide one of the first comprehensive and comparative descriptions of parental time investments in children within the European context. Our second goal is to link observed differences that may exist at the individual level and at the country-level to children’s outcomes.