Children's influence on household economic activity in Nigeria

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Philip O. Sijuwade
Cite this article:  Sijuwade, P. (1997). Children's influence on household economic activity in Nigeria. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 25(2), 169-176.


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In this study, the effects of children's economic contributions on parents' allocation of time for income-earning activities, care of preschool children, non-income home production, and leisure activities are estimated. It is found that children within the Nigerian town of Ile-Ife contribute substantially to family income, play an important role in non-income home production and child care activities, and that these activities have considerable influence over parents' allocation of time.
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