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Who's cooking? Time spent preparing food by gender, income and household composition

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  • Mancino, Lisa
  • Newman, Constance

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We use the American Time Use Survey data and multivariate analysis to explore how time allocated to food preparation differs across income groups, household composition (number of adults and presence of children), and employment status of adults in the household.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA with number 21456.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea06:21456

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Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics;

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  1. Jenkins, Stephen P & O'Leary, Nigel C, 1995. "Modelling Domestic Work Time," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 8(3), pages 265-79, August.
  2. David M. Cutler & Edward L. Glaeser & Jesse M. Shapiro, 2003. "Why Have Americans Become More Obese?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 17(3), pages 93-118, Summer.
  3. Darius Lakdawalla & Tomas Philipson, 2002. "The Growth of Obesity and Technological Change: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination," Working Papers 0203, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.
  4. Shin-Yi Chou & Michael Grossman & Henry Saffer, 2002. "An Economic Analysis of Adult Obesity: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System," NBER Working Papers 9247, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Frazao, Elizabeth, 2005. "Nutrition and Health Characteristics of Low-Income Populations: Meal Patterns, Milk and Soft Drink Consumption, and Supplement Use," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33785, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  6. Lin, Biing-Hwan, 2005. "Nutrition and Health Characteristics of Low-Income Populations: Body Weight Status," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33615, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  7. Lin, Biing-Hwan & Frazao, Elizabeth & Guthrie, Joanne F., 1999. "Away-From-Home Foods Increasingly Important to Quality of American Diet," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33733, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  8. Mancino, Lisa & Lin, Biing-Hwan & Ballenger, Nicole, 2003. "The Role Of Economics In Eating Choices And Weight Outcomes," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33781, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  9. Ver Ploeg, Michele & Lin, Biing-Hwan & Mancino, Lisa, 2006. "Food Stamps and Obesity: Ironic Twist or Complex Puzzle?," Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.
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