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Microeconomic Analysis of Time-Use Data. Did We Reach the Promised Land?

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  • Klevmarken, N.A.

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This paper surveys the last decade of micro-economic research using time-use data. Focusing on the household production model, time-use as an investment activity, and the distribution of extended income, issues of data collection, measurement errors, model specification and estimation as well as substantive results are reviewed and discussed. Although time-use data have specific characteristics which need be considered in analysis there is more to learn from these data and in particular if present short-comings are dealt with in future data collection.

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Paper provided by Uppsala - Working Paper Series in its series Papers with number 1998-12.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:uppaal:1998-12

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Keywords: LABOUR SUPPLY ; INFORMATION ; HOUSEHOLD;

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  1. Joachim Merz, 2009. "Time use and time budgets: Improvements, future challenges and recommendations," Working Papers 125, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
  2. Hyytinen, Ari & Ruuskanen, Olli-Pekka, 2006. "What makes an entrepreneur independent? Evidence from time use survey," Discussion Papers 1029, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
  3. Österbacka, Eva & Merz, Joachim & Zick, Cathleen D., 2010. "Human Capital Investments in Children: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Parent-Child Shared Time in Selected Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 5084, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Steffen Otterbach & Alfonso Sousa-Poza, 2010. "How Accurate are German Work-time Data? A Comparison of Time-diary Reports and Stylized Estimates," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 97(3), pages 325-339, July.
  5. Joachim Merz, 2002. "Time Use Research and Time Use Data – Actual Topics and New Frontiers," FFB-Discussionpaper 32, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)), LEUPHANA University Lüneburg.
  6. Merz, Joachim, 2009. "Zeitverwendungsforschung und Mediennutzung
    [Time-Use Research and Media Use (German)]
    ," MPRA Paper 16302, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Schwierz, Christoph, 2003. "The Effects of Taxes and Socioeconomic Variables on Market Work and Home Production in Norway in the Years 1970 to 2000," Memorandum 33/2003, Oslo University, Department of Economics.

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