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A structural model of the fixed time costs of market work

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  • Donald, Stephen G.
  • Hamermesh, Daniel S.

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We link ATUS 2003-04 to March CPS data and examine market work's effects on non-market activity. In a structural model fixed time costs of work generate a utility-equivalent of 8% of income to be overcome before working becomes optimizing.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 104 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 125-128

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:104:y:2009:i:3:p:125-128

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Keywords: Time use Structural estimation;

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  1. Patricia Apps & Jan Kabátek & Ray Rees & Arthur van Soest, 2012. "Labor Supply Heterogeneity and Demand for Child Care of Mothers with Young Children," CEPR Discussion Papers 677, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
  2. Randon, Emanuela & Simmons, Peter, 2010. "Base consumption levels and fixed costs," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 222-224, August.
  3. Robert A. Pollak, 2013. "Allocating Household Time: When Does Efficiency Imply Specialization?," NBER Working Papers 19178, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Elena Capatina, 2012. "Life Cycle Effects of Health Risk," Working Papers 201216, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales.
  5. Phaneuf, Daniel J., 2011. "Can consumption of convenience products reveal the opportunity cost of time?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 92-95, October.
  6. Roff, Jennifer & Lugo-Gil, Julieta, 2012. "A model of child support and the underground economy," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(5), pages 668-681.

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