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Children, Kitchen, Church: Does Ethnicity Matter?

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  • Zaiceva, Anzelika

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    (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.

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    (IZA and University of Bonn)

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Gender role attitudes are well-known determinants of female labor supply. This paper examines the strength of those attitudes using time diaries on childcare, food management and religious activities provided by the British Time Use Survey. Given the low labor force participation of females from ethnic minorities, the role of ethnicity in forming those attitudes and influencing time spent for “traditional” female activities is of particular interest. The paper finds that white females in the UK have a higher probability to participate in the labor force than non-white females. Non-white females spend more time for religious activities and, to some extent, for food management than white females, while there are no ethnic differences for time spent on childcare. The ethnicity effect is also heterogenous across different socio-economic groups. Hence, cultural differences across ethnicities are significant, and do affect work behavior.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3070.

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Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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  1. Daniel Hamermesh & Stephen Trejo, 2013. "How do immigrants spend their time? The process of assimilation," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 26(2), pages 507-530, April.
  2. Andreas Georgiadis & Alan Manning, 2011. "Change and continuity among minority communities in Britain," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 24(2), pages 541-568, April.
  3. Anzelika Zaiceva & Klaus Zimmermann, 2011. "Do ethnic minorities “stretch” their time? UK household evidence on multitasking," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 181-206, June.
  4. Giulia BETTIN & Riccardo LUCCHETTI & Alberto ZAZZARO, 2011. "Endogeneity and sample selection in a model for remittances," Working Papers, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali 361, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
  5. Zaiceva, Anzelika & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2010. "Do Ethnic Minorities "Stretch" Their Time? Evidence from the UK Time Use Survey," IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 4910, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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