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Intra-household Allocation of Time to Household Production Activities - Evidence from Swedish Household Data

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  • Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov

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The purpose of this paper is to study the intra-household allocation of time to several household production activities using Swedish cross-sectional household data. The Tobit model is rejected in favor of the Cragg model, suggesting that the intra-household time allocation is best modeled by a two step procedure. Moreover, when household production is defined as the sum of different household activities, the results differ substantially from the case when each household activity is separately estimated. The parameter estimates also indicate that presence of children are more important than economic factors in determining the intra-household allocation of time.

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  • Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov, 2001. "Intra-household Allocation of Time to Household Production Activities - Evidence from Swedish Household Data," Umeå Economic Studies 555, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0555
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    1. Klevmarken, Anders, 1998. "Microeconomic Analysis of Time-use Data. Did we reach the promised land?," Working Paper Series 1998:12, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Anzelika Zaiceva & Klaus Zimmermann, 2014. "Children, Kitchen, Church: does ethnicity matter?," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 83-103, March.
    2. Richard Mussa, 2013. "Rural--urban differences in parental spending on children's primary education in Malawi," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(6), pages 789-811, December.
    3. Schwierz, Christoph, 2003. "The Effects of Taxes and Socioeconomic Variables on Market Work and Home Production in Norway in the Years 1970 to 2000," Memorandum 33/2003, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
    4. Stewart, Jay, 2013. "Tobit or not Tobit?," Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, IOS Press, issue 3, pages 263-290.

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    Keywords

    time-use; household production; censoring;

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    • C24 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models; Threshold Regression Models
    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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