Husbands’ housework time: does wives’ paid employment make a difference?
AbstractIn this paper, we investigate the effect of a woman’s decision to enter paid employment on her husband’s contribution to domestic work. To explore this issue, we analyze cross-sectional data on Spanish couples. Our results suggest that female decision to participate in the labor market increases husbands’housework time. However, these estimates may be subject to an omitted variable bias due to both the joint nature of time allocation decisions within the household and the correlation between unobservables. Once we take into account this endogeneity problem, we find a larger impact of the wife’s labor status.
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Volume (Year): 30 (2006)
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- Begoña Álvarez & Daniel Miles, 2004. "Husbands’ Housework Time: Does Wives’ Paid Employment Make a Difference?," Working Papers 0402, Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada.
- Begoña álvarez & Daniel Miles, . "Husbands' Housework Time: Does Wives' Paid Employment Make a Difference?," Studies on the Spanish Economy 173, FEDEA.
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
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