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Title The Effects of Fathers Working Hours on Youth Behavior: Evidence from a Change in the Standard Workweek
   
Author Hyunkuk Cho (Yeungnam University)
   
Volume 33 Number 2
       
Pages 295-324 
       
Keywords Parental Influence, Parental Monitoring, Standard Workweek, Hours Worked, Youth Behavior, Youth Alcohol Use, Self-study
       
Abstract This study estimates the effects of fathers hours worked on their childrens behavior. To
identify the source of the exogenous change, it uses the legislated reduction in the workweek
that was implemented in Korea. Since the new system was applied to large establishments
first, one could analyze the effects using a difference-in-differences estimation method. This
study finds that the system change increases boys hours of self-study and decreases their
alcohol use (reduced-form estimates). The channel is fathers increased knowledge of their
childrens whereabouts and the childrens decreased conflict with their parents. However, no
effects are found on girls behavior.
   
File KER-20171231-33-2-04.pdf
   
 
 
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