Werktijden en ouder-kindtijd in de middag en avond | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 31, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0169-2216
  • E-ISSN: 2468-9424


Parental working times and parent-child time in the afternoon and evening

Parental working times and parent-child time in the afternoon and evening

This study examines the association between parental working times and parent-child time. We not only distinguish between parents' working hours and working schedules but also between parent-child time in the afternoon and evening. The hypotheses center on the role of the availability of children and parents. Our analyses are based on 694 parents with young children from the Dutch Time Use Survey of 2006 and 2011. Results show that parent-child time in the afternoon is associated with parents' working hours, whereas time spent with children in the evening is correlated with working schedules. We provide multiple recommendations for future research, such as a distinction between week and weekend days and a focus on the quality of the time parents and children spend together.


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