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Home production technology and time allocation: empirics, theory, and implications

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  • Lei Fang
  • Guozhong Zhu

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We document a set of time use patterns in both time series and cross sections. To explain these facts, we propose and estimate a model of time allocation that emphasizes the role of home production technology. We find it necessary to consider both labor-augmenting technology and total factor productivity in home production. Based on the estimated model, we study the effects of proportional tax and lump-sum transfer on time allocation and labor supply, with the roles of home production technology and wage heterogeneity highlighted.

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  • Lei Fang & Guozhong Zhu, 2012. "Home production technology and time allocation: empirics, theory, and implications," FRB Atlanta Working Paper 2012-19, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedawp:2012-19
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    1. Bridgman, Benjamin, 2016. "Home productivity," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 60-76.

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