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No time to lose: time constraints and physical activity in the production of health


  • John Mullahy


  • Stephanie Robert



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  • John Mullahy & Stephanie Robert, 2010. "No time to lose: time constraints and physical activity in the production of health," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 409-432, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:reveho:v:8:y:2010:i:4:p:409-432 DOI: 10.1007/s11150-010-9091-4

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    Time use; Health production; Physical activity; D1; I1;

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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health


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