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Home production – Enjoying the process or the product?

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  • Mette Gortz

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This paper tests a household production model on data from a Danish time use survey from 2001 using GMM 3SLS. Household production includes “process benefits” accruing from the pleasure of undertaking certain housework tasks. I find no significant evidence of “process benefits”. An identification problem arises from the situation where households alternatively attach extra value to consuming home-produced goods. The outcome of these two types of benefits may in certain cases be observationally equivalent.

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  • Mette Gortz, 2011. "Home production – Enjoying the process or the product?," electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)) and The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR), vol. 8(1), pages 85-109, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:leu:journl:2011:vol8:issue1:p85-109
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    1. Thomas Masterson, 2011. "Quality of Match for Statistical Matches Used in the Development of the Levy Institute Measure of Time and Income Poverty (LIMTIP) for Argentina, Chile, and Mexico," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_692, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. Leslie S. Stratton, 2012. "The Role of Preferences and Opportunity Costs in Determining the Time Allocated to Housework," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(3), pages 606-611, May.

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    Keywords

    Household production; process benefits; consumption benefits; GMM 3SLS;

    JEL classification:

    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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