Journal article

Occupational characteristics and parents' childcare time

Jennifer L Hook, Leah Ruppanner, Lynne M Casper



Objective: This study examines how occupational resources and demands are associated with parents' childcare time. Background: Scholars recognize parental employment as important for understanding parental time use. Yet, given data limitations, we know relatively little about how strain-based demands (demands that can produce negative psychological states) are associated with parent's time with children. Method: Occupational-level data in the O*NET Database are linked to the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) 2011–2019 (n = 10,274 workday diaries from employed parents in 427 occupations). Ordinary Least Squares regression (OLS) is used to examine how occupational resources and demands are assoc..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Jay Stewart for helpful guidance. We gratefully acknowledge funding from a University of Southern California Dornsife Population Research Center Pilot Grant (to Hook), an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (to Hook), and the Australian Research Council (DP180101217) (to Ruppanner). The first author gratefully acknowledges the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Center, where she was a Visiting Researcher (2018-2019) in the research group for demography and inequality, as well as her hosts Anette Fasang and Lena Hipp. A previous version of this work was presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the International Association of Time Use Research in Budapest.