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Title: Parental Childcare in the United Kingdom: Concepts, Measurement and Valuation
Author: Mullan, Killian
ISNI:       0000 0001 3429 6696
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: The University of Essex pre-October 2008
Date of Award: 2008
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The daily lives of children and the childcare provided by parents; forms the nucleus of this PhD i thesis. Using the United Kingdom Time Use Survey 2000 (UKTUS), a comprehensive picture of the care provided by parents is developed; and the daily lives of children and young people are analysed in detail. The thesis makes full use of the available time-use data by exploiting not only the activity diaries, but also all of the available data concerning who people are with and where they are throughout the day. The thesis is an example of the scope and potential of time-use data, and contributes significantly to the literature using UKTUS. Furthermore, the thesis analyses time-use data gathered from the diaries of parents and children within the same household so as to examine childcare from both the parents' and the child's perspective. This enabled the operationalisation of concepts associated with parent-child shared time that had hitherto only been possible using US data. It also enabled the analysis of the potential impact of parental time use on children's time use, and the valuation of the inputs and outputs of childcare produced by parents. The thesis addresses three main areas.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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