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Erweitertes Gender-BIP- Eine geschlechts-spezifische Analyse des traditionellen Bruttoinlandsproduktes und der Haushaltsproduktion in Deutschland / Extended Gender-GDP - A Gender-Specific Analysis of Traditional GDP and Household Production in Germany

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  • Schaffer Axel

    () (Universität Karlsruhe, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Wirtschaftsforschung, Kollegium am Schloss, Bau IV, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany)

  • Stahmer Carsten

    () (Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden, Universität Heidelberg; zur Zeit: Universität Bielefeld, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Wellenberg 1, D-33615 Bielefeld, Germany)

Abstract

The traditional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the money value of the annual economic output produced by the domestic industries’ employees. Thus, the GDP fully accounts for paid work. In contrast, unpaid work remains unconsidered. However, measured in time units, unpaid work clearly exceeds paid work. Therefore, societies rely likewise on paid and unpaid work. The study at hand identifies women’s and men’s volume of paid and unpaid work in time units and money values. For this purpose, German time use data are combined with the traditional monetary input-output table (IOT) for the year 2000 and its inverse matrix. While the IOT provides information about the industries’ direct and indirect contributions to traditional GDP, time use data determine the gender-specific paid and unpaid workload. Thus, women’s and men’s share in an extended GDP, defined as the sum of traditional GDP and household production, can be given.

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  • Schaffer Axel & Stahmer Carsten, 2006. "Erweitertes Gender-BIP- Eine geschlechts-spezifische Analyse des traditionellen Bruttoinlandsproduktes und der Haushaltsproduktion in Deutschland / Extended Gender-GDP - A Gender-Specific Analysis of ," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 226(3), pages 308-328, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:226:y:2006:i:3:p:308-328
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    1. Pyatt, Graham, 1990. "Accounting for Time Use," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 36(1), pages 33-52, March.
    2. Schafer, D & Stahmer, C, 1990. "Conceptual Considerations on Satellite Systems," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 36(2), pages 167-176, June.
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