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dc.contributor.authorHamersh, Daniel S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:09:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:09:43Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31652-
dc.description.abstractEating requires the raw food materials that make up meals and also the time devoted to buying food, preparing meals and eating them, and cleaning up afterwards. Using time-diary and expenditure data for the United States for 1985 and 2003, I examine how income and time prices affect both time and goods input into this household-produced commodity. By focusing on these two years, between which income and earnings inequality increased, I analyze how household production is affected by changing economic opportunities. The results demonstrate that inputs into eating increase with income, and higher time prices at a given level of income reduce time inputs. Over this period the relative goods intensity of producing this commodity increased, especially at the lower part of the income distribution, and the average time input dropped substantially. The results are consistent with goods-time substitution being relatively difficult for eating and with substitution becoming relatively more difficult as production expands.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThe Levy Economics Inst. of Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers // The Levy Economics Institute 434en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHousehold productionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordwell-beingen_US
dc.titleTime to eat: household production under increasing income inequalityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn508790085en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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