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Home appliances and gender gap of time spent on unpaid housework: Evidence using household data from Vietnam

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We examined the gender gap between wives and husbands with regard to time spent on unpaid housework using interaction terms between the appearance of home appliances and gender among 36,480 Vietnamese households. We found the gender gap is persistent regardless of the number of co-residing children, age cohorts, household size and income, and working status of the couples. In household fixed-effect estimations, the gender gap of time increased with the appearance of home appliances such as gas cookers. One of the main reasons is the reduction in the probability of men participating in housework tasks related to home appliances.

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  • VU, Tien Manh, 2016. "Home appliances and gender gap of time spent on unpaid housework: Evidence using household data from Vietnam," AGI Working Paper Series 2016-18, Asian Growth Research Institute.
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    home appliances; gender gap; housework; time use; housework division; home appliances; gender gap; housework; time use; housework division;

    JEL classification:

    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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