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Time Deficits and Hidden Poverty in Korea


  • Kijong Kim
  • Thomas Masterson
  • Ajit Zacharias


Official poverty lines in Korea and other countries ignore the fact that unpaid household production contributes to the fulfillment of material needs and wants that are essential to attaining a minimum standard of living. By taking household work for granted, these official estimates provide an inaccurate accounting of the breadth and depth of poverty--and can lead policymakers astray.

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  • Kijong Kim & Thomas Masterson & Ajit Zacharias, 2014. "Time Deficits and Hidden Poverty in Korea," Economics One-Pager Archive op_45, Levy Economics Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:lev:levyop:op_45

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    1. Soondool Chung & Eunjin Lee, 2017. "Patterns of Time Use Across the Life Span in Korea: A Latent Class Analysis and Age and Gender Differences," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 134(3), pages 1135-1155, December.
    2. Mehmet ZANBAK & Reyhan ÖZEŞ ÖZGÜR, 2019. "The Effect of Internal Migration on Regional Poverty in Turkey: The Determining Role of the Agricultural Sector," Journal of Economy Culture and Society, Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 60(1), pages 145-169, December.

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