The Influence of Fatherhood on Time Spent at Work: Job Characteristics as a Moderating Factor

Ian Lundberg, Harvard University

Does fatherhood affect men’s work hours? Men might work more hours when they have children in order to provide for the family. However, previous evidence is mixed. Using panel data, I summarize fathers’ employment hours before and after the first birth. I find no evidence that men’s work hours change with the birth of their first child, besides occurring during a period when employment hours are already increasing.

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Presented in Poster Session 5: Economy, Labor Force, Education and Inequality