The Role of Caregiver Time Preferences, Child Behavioral Problems, and Community Risks on Parenting Style

Authors

  • Ahmad Shabir Faizi University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Weerachart T. Kilenthong University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand.

Keywords:

Parenting style, time preferences, child behavioral problems, community risk factors, developing country

Abstract

This paper investigates the socioeconomic determinants of parenting style in the context of a developing country using early childhood panel data from rural Thailand. Our key findings are that more patient caregivers tend to be more authoritative than authoritarian, caregivers are more likely to be authoritative than authoritarian when they observed more behavioral problems from their children, and caregivers exhibit more authoritarian than authoritative parenting if they perceived the community to be more dangerous. We also find that families with fewer resources, proxied by wealth, marital status, and parental absence, are more likely to be authoritarian.

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Published

2022-11-30

How to Cite

Shabir Faizi, A., & T. Kilenthong, W. (2022). The Role of Caregiver Time Preferences, Child Behavioral Problems, and Community Risks on Parenting Style. SOUTHEAST ASIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, 10(3), 135–162. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/saje/article/view/262488