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Retirement, Home Production and Labor Supply Elasticities

  • Johanna Wallenius

    (Stockholm School of Economics)

  • Richard Rogerson

    (Princeton University)

We show that a life cycle model with home production implies a tight relationship between key preference parameters and the changes in time allocated to home production and leisure at retirement. We derive this relationship and use data from the ATUS to explore its quantitative implications. Our method implies that the intertemporal elasticity of substitution for leisure is quite large, in excess of one and possibly as high as two.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2012 Meeting Papers with number 41.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:red:sed012:41
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