Health status and the allocation of time
AbstractWe consider the relationship between health and time allocation. Better health is associated with more time allocated towards production on the market and at home, but less consumption of leisure. This suggests that health exerts large effects on market productivity, but larger effects on non-market productivity. These responses are higher for single people than for married people, perhaps reflecting a lack of market substitutes for the time of married people.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Health Economics.
Volume (Year): 21 (2012)
Issue (Month): 5 (05)
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Other versions of this item:
- Melinda Podor & Timothy J. Halliday, 2009. "Health Status and the Allocation of Time," Working Papers 200907, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
- Melinda Podor & Timothy Halliday, 2010. "Health Status and the Allocation of Time," Working Papers 201007, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
- Halliday, Timothy J. & Podor, Melinda, 2009. "Health Status and the Allocation of Time," IZA Discussion Papers 4368, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
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