Social stratification and parental care : an analysis of the Spanish case
Title: Social stratification and parental care : an analysis of the Spanish case
Author: GRACIA, Pablo
Citation: La Caixa 'social observatory' articles, 2016, OnlineOnly
External link: https://observatoriosociallacaixa.org/en/-/estratificacion-social-y-cuidado-parental_un-analisis-del-caso-espanol
Researching parental care in different social environments is essential if we want to understand the extent of social inequalities in children's development. This article analyses data from a Time Use Survey (2009-2010) on Spanish couples with children up to 15 years of age to study how time spent caring for children differs among families from different social positions. The main results show that education level, above all that of the mother, is strongly associated with parental care, and for both mothers and fathers. In addition, fathers' education is related to the time dedicated to diverse activities of parental care (for example, interactive and supervisory activities) and leisure time spent with children (for example, cultural activities), which directly impact on the accumulation of cognitive, cultural and socio-emotional abilities that are key to children's future educational and occupational success.
Published online in September 2016
Type of Access: openAccess
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