Changes in children's time with parents: A correction

Department of Sociology, McGill University, USA.
Demography (Impact Factor: 1.93). 06/2005; 42(2):391-5. DOI: 10.1353/dem.2005.0017
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ABSTRACT This article provides corrected estimates of the weekly time that 3- to 12-year-old children spent either directly engaged with their parents or with their parents accessible to them in 1997, replicating the figures presented in the original 2001 Demography article. The data come from the 1997 Child Development Supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. The results show a considerably greater increase in children's total time in 1997 with mothers, fathers, or either parent than was shown in the original article. Some alternative estimates, likely reasons for the larger change, and the implications are discussed.

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