Children’s Health-Related Life-Styles: How Parental Child Care Affects Them

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July 2013


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Discussion Paper


Written by: Jens Bonke and Jane Greve


This paper examines the influence of parents on the everyday activities of schoolchildren that are linked to a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle. The study is based on data from the ROCKWOOL Foundation Time Use and Consumption survey of 2008/09, which include information on the time use of mothers, fathers and children.

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Children spend five times as long in front of TV and computer screens as they do taking exercise

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