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Women's and Men's Contributions to Satisfying Consumers' Needs: A Combined Time Use and Input-Output Analysis

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  • Axel Schaffer
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    The traditional input-output table (IOT) identifies the intermediate flows between industries, the branches' contributions to satisfy final demand and the primary inputs needed for production. While industries play a key role in the field of input-output analysis, the structure of employees remains more or less unconsidered. The present study aims to combine particular information regarding employees' working time with traditional instruments of input-output analysis. In so doing, employees (and the corresponding paid working hours) are separated by industries, educational achievements and gender. This, in turn, allows for the identification of women's and men's contributions to satisfying different categories of final demand. In total, men's paid working hours significantly exceed women's labour input. However, societies rely likewise on paid and unpaid work. Therefore, the study finally accounts for the field of unpaid work, which - in Germany - is still dominated by women.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economic Systems Research.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 23-36

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:19:y:2007:i:1:p:23-36

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    Keywords: Input-output analysis; Gross Domestic Product; time use; gender;

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