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Who's cooking? Time spent preparing food by gender, income and household composition

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  • Mancino, Lisa
  • Newman, Constance

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We use the American Time Use Survey data and multivariate analysis to explore how time allocated to food preparation differs across income groups, household composition (number of adults and presence of children), and employment status of adults in the household.

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  • Mancino, Lisa & Newman, Constance, 2006. "Who's cooking? Time spent preparing food by gender, income and household composition," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21456, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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