Evidence on Unemployment, Market Work and Household Production
AbstractTime-diary data from four countries suggest that differences in market time between the unemployed and employed represent additional leisure and personal maintenance rather than increased household production. U.S. data for 2003-2006 show that almost none of the reduction in market work in areas of long-term high unemployment is offset by additional work at home. In contrast, in those areas where unemployment has risen cyclically, reduced market work is largely substituted by additional time in household production.
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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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unemployment; time use; household production; paid work;
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