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Title: Labour Market Shocks and Parental Investments during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Author: Hupkau, Claudia
Ruiz-Valenzuela, Jenifer
Isphording, Ingo E.
Machin, Stephen
Keywords: Treball precari
Mercat de treball
Recursos educatius
Precarious employment
Labor market
Educational resources
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2023
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: This paper studies spill-over effects of parental labour market shocks at two time points in the Covid-19 crisis: right after its onset in April 2020, and in January 2021. We use rich data from the UK to look at the consequences of immediate and persistent shocks that hit parents' economic livelihoods. These negative labour market shocks have substantially larger impacts when suffered by fathers than by mothers. Children of fathers that suffered the most severe shocks - earnings dropping to zero - are the ones that are consistently impacted. In April 2020, they were 10 percentage points less likely to have received additional paid learning resources, but their fathers were spending about 30 more minutes per day helping them with school work (...)
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It is part of: Labour Economics, 2023, vol. 82, num. 102341
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ISSN: 0927-5371
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