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Women's GDP - A Time-based Input-Output Analysis

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  • Axel Johannes Schaffer
  • Carsten Stahmer

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The study identifies women's volume of paid and unpaid work in time units and money values. Therefore, German time use data are combined with the 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 share in an extended GDP, defined as sum of traditional GDP and household production, can be given. Finally the genders' level of qualification is considered. This allows for an identification of the gender-specific quality of work.

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  • Axel Johannes Schaffer & Carsten Stahmer, 2006. "Women's GDP - A Time-based Input-Output Analysis," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 142(III), pages 367-394, September.
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    Keywords

    Gross Domestic Product; women; time use; input-output analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

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