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Recreation Demand Choices and Revealed Values of Leisure Time


  • Douglas M. Larson
  • Sabina L. Shaikh


An approach to jointly estimating an endogenous marginal value of time function and a recreation budget share equation is developed. The specification requirements for the marginal value of time function, to ensure consistency with the maintained hypothesis of two binding constraints on choice, are articulated. The estimating model consistent with these requirements that nests several conventional treatments of the marginal value of time is highly significant. The general endogenous marginal value of time model outperforms other approaches and shows a more complex relationship between the marginal value of time and the individual's wage than has been used in previous work. (JEL J22, Q26) Copyright 2004, Oxford University Press.

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  • Douglas M. Larson & Sabina L. Shaikh, 2004. "Recreation Demand Choices and Revealed Values of Leisure Time," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 42(2), pages 264-278, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:42:y:2004:i:2:p:264-278

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    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • Q26 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources


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