Children's Time Allocation, Heterogeneity and Simultaneous Decisions

My paper on children's time use is now available on-line. The abstract for the paper is:

This paper uses a longitudinal survey from the Philippines with detailed information on family time use to analyse the effects of economic factors on children's time allocation. This is done while taking account of censoring, unobservable family heterogeneity and simultaneous decisions with respect to time spent in different activities. It is shown that there is a statistically significant correlation between unobservable individual and household characteristics when it comes to hours spent working and in school, but that this correlation is substantially smaller than one. Including household heterogeneity leads to substantial changes in the estimated effects of many of the important explanatory variables.