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The Stress Cost of Chidren
Daniel Hamermesh

Vendredi 13 mars 2015, de 14h30 à 16h30

The Stress Cost of Chidren

Cycle de conférences organisé par l'AMSE Gloabalization Lecture

Daniel Hamermesh uses longitudinal data describing couples in Australia from 2001-12 and Germany from 2002-12 to examine how demographic events affect perceived time and financial stress. Consistent with the view of measures of stress as proxies for the Lagrangean multipliers in models of household production, we show that births increase time stress, especially among mothers, and that the effects last at least several years. Births generally also raise financial stress slightly. The monetary equivalent of the costs of the extra time stress is very large. While the departure of a child from the home reduces parents’ time stress, its negative impacts on the tightness of the time constraints are much smaller than the positive impacts of a birth.

Daniel S. Hamermesh, University of Texas at Austin  “The Stress Cost of Chidren“ (joint with Hielke Buddelmeyer, Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne and IZA, Mark Wooden, Melbourne Institute, DIW Berlin and IZA)

Lieu :
Centre de la Vieille-Charité - Cinéma Le Miroir
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2, rue de la Charité - 13002 Marseille