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dc.contributor.authorApps, Patriciaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:09Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:09Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20041-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to explain why time use data are essential for analyzing issues of gender equity and the intra-household allocation of resources, for comparing living standards and for estimating the behavioral effects of changes in policy variables. The first step in the exposition is to show that the neglect of these data in much of the literature on household behavior, in both developed and developing economies, can be traced to unrealistic assumptions on domestic production and the mistaken idea that non-market time can be viewed as leisure. It is argued that an approach is required that makes explicit the need for data on the time family members spend on domestic work as well as on labor supply. An approach of this kind is outlined and used to identify the specialized assumptions that are employed when they are missing. The paper also discusses the limitations of available time use survey datasets that are due to deficiencies in survey design. The more serious and common problems are illustrated using as case studies the Statistics South Africa 2000 Time Use Survey and the time use module included in the Nicaraguan 1998 Living Standards Measurements Survey.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 796en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ82en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtime allocation and labor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold productionen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSüdafrikaen_US
dc.titleGender, Time Use and Models of the Householden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn365984469en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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