Intentions : «This dissertation includes three papers that address various aspects of the economics of labour and the family. The dissertation integrates the discussion on the following issues: (1) the allocation of housework and childcare in Canadian two-earner households (2) the effect of family policy reform [in Quebec] on time allocation and labour supply in two-parent families (3) effect of anticipated divorce and divorce duration on male and female labour supply.» (p. iv)
Échantillon/Matériau : «The data for the empirical analysis was drawn from the 1996 and 2001 Canadian Census. […] The 1996 subsample included 14,717 families, and the 2001 subsample included 13,089 families, giving in total of 27,806 observations. The proportion of Quebec families was 25% in 1996 and 22% in 2001.» (p. 59)
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«Overall, this analysis suggested that the 1997-2000 reforms of the family policy in Quebec created incentives for mothers of zero- to five-year-old children to increase their labour market participation, while it did not affect the labour supply of fathers. In addition, the policy reform affected the allocation of time spent on housework and childcare. Mothers and fathers reduced hours spent on domestic production activities, but mothers ended up doing higher proportion of housework and childcare.» (p. 81-82) À noter que cette fiche synthèse ne s’intéresse qu’au deuxième article de cette thèse puisqu’il est le seul à aborder la situation québécoise.