Husbands' Housework Time: Does Wives' Paid Employment Make a Difference?
AbstractIn this paper, we investigate the effect of a womanâs decision to enter paid employment on their husbandâs contribution to domestic work. To explore this issue, we analyze cross-sectional data on Spanish couples. Our results suggest that this decision to participate in the labor market increases husbandsâ housework time. However, these estimates may be subject to an omitted variable bias due to the correlation between unobservable variables, e.g., social norms, determining both decisions. Once we take into account this endogeneity problem, we find a larger impact of the wifeâs labor status on the husbandâs contribution to housework.
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- Begoña Álvarez & Daniel Miles, 2006. "Husbands’ housework time: does wives’ paid employment make a difference?," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 30(1), pages 5-31, January.
- 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.
- 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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