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Estimating labour supply elasticities under rationing: a structural model of time allocation behaviour

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This paper presents a structural model of the allocation of time to various non‐market activities and market work by couples and single men and women. Parameters are estimated using a sample taken from the UK 2000 Time Use Survey. Own‐wage effects are found to be positive for both men and women and are larger for cohabiting individuals than for singles. The presence of young children leads to a much larger increase in the time spent in home production by women than by men. However, the presence of young children causes men to increase their total time spent working by more than women. Ce mémoire présente un modèle structurel d'allocation du temps des couples et des célibataires entre le travail sur le marché et diverses activités non‐marchandes. Les paramètres sont calibrés à l'aide d'un échantillon tiré du UK 2000 Time Use Survey. On trouve que les effets des salaires propres de chacun sont positifs à la fois pour les hommes et les femmes, et plus importants pour les personnes qui vivent en cohabitation que pour les célibataires. L'existence de jeunes enfants entraîne un accroissement plus grand du temps passé dans la production domestique pour les femmes que pour les hommes. Cependant, l'existence de jeunes enfants entraîne un accroissement du temps total de travail plus important pour les hommes que pour les femmes.

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  • Victoria Prowse, 2009. "Estimating labour supply elasticities under rationing: a structural model of time allocation behaviour," Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 42(1), pages 90-112, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:canjec:v:42:y:2009:i:1:p:90-112
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5982.2008.01500.x
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    • C34 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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