The relations among child quality, family structure, and the value of the mother's time in Malaysia.

  • Karen Leppel
  • Published 1982 in
    The Malayan economic review : the journal of the…

Abstract

A model of the determinants of child quality and of the value of a woman's time is developed and tested using data from the Malaysian Family Life Survey of 1976-1977. Child quality is measured by educational attainment; factors influencing the value of the mother's time include size and age composition of household, family income, education, and hours worked. The results indicate that size and age composition of household affect a woman's asking wage. However, more data are needed before the effects of family structure on schooling can be measured with confidence.

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@article{Leppel1982TheRA, title={The relations among child quality, family structure, and the value of the mother's time in Malaysia.}, author={Karen Leppel}, journal={The Malayan economic review : the journal of the Economic Society of Singapore, the Department of Economics and Statistics and the Economic Research Centre of the University of Singapore}, year={1982}, volume={27 2}, pages={61-70} }