We use time-diary data on couples with children from the 2000 United Kingdom Time Use Survey to examine the impacts of own and partner's wages on parents' provision of child care and market work on weekdays and on weekends and holidays. We find that increases in partners' wages increase women's primary care on all days and decrease their market work on weekdays, while increases in women's own wages increase their market work on weekdays. There is little evidence that men's time use responds to changes in their own wages. However, an increase in men's partners' wages increases men's passive child-care time on weekends and reduces their market-work time on weekends.
- Child care
- Time use