Intra-household Allocation of Time to Household Production Activities - Evidence from Swedish Household Data
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to study the intra-household allocation of time to several household production activities using Swedish cross-sectional household data. The Tobit model is rejected in favor of the Cragg model, suggesting that the intra-household time allocation is best modeled by a two step procedure. Moreover, when household production is defined as the sum of different household activities, the results differ substantially from the case when each household activity is separately estimated. The parameter estimates also indicate that presence of children are more important than economic factors in determining the intra-household allocation of time.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 555.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 15 Feb 2001
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time-use; household production; censoring;
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- Sven-Olov Daunfeldt & Jörgen Hellström, 2007. "Intra-household Allocation of Time to Household Production Activities: Evidence from Swedish Household Data," LABOUR, CEIS, CEIS, vol. 21(2), pages 189-207, 06.
- C24 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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