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Time Use Dynamics in Paid Work and Household Activities of Married Women - A Panel Analysis with Household Information and Regional Labour Demand

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  • Merz, Joachim

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The dynamics of multiple time use in paid work and in household activities with housework, child rearing and DIY of married women are analyzed with a two step procedure: the estimation of the participation decision in intertemporal labor force participation strategies (entering, leaving the labor market, permanently employed and not employed) by a multinomial logit approach is followed by a selectivity bias corrected simultaneous hours equations systems (C3SLS) estimation of the determinants of hours supplied in multiple time use activities. Microdata base is the German Socio-Economic Panel with four waves (1984-1987), where information of the household - including the husband's employment situation - is merged with regional economic and local labour demand indicators.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 7242.

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Keywords: Dynamics of multiple time use; market and non-market activities; female labour supply; multiple longitudinal labor and activity supply of married women; panel analysis with regional information; selectivity bias corrected simultaneous equations system estimation of multiple time use;

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  1. Merz, Joachim, 1993. "Statistik und Freie Berufe im Rahmen einer empirischen Wirtschafts- und Sozialforschung," MPRA Paper 7237, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Joachim Merz, 1995. "MICSIM - Concept, Developments and Applications of a PC-Microsimulation Model for Research and Teaching," FFB-Discussionpaper 14, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)), LEUPHANA University Lüneburg.
  3. Ulrich Widmaier & Hiltrud Niggemann & Joachim Merz, 1994. "What makes the Difference between Unsuccessful and Successful Firms in the German Mechanical Engineering Industry?," FFB-Discussionpaper 11, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)), LEUPHANA University Lüneburg.

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