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dc.contributor.authorMerz, Joachimen_US
dc.contributor.authorOsberg, Larsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:12:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:12:21Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33509-
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that public holidays facilitate the co-ordination of leisure time but do not constrain the annual amount of leisure. Public holidays therefore have benefits both in the utility of leisure on holidays and (by enabling people to maintain social contacts more easily) in increasing the utility of leisure on normal weekdays and weekends. The paper uses the variation (13 to 17) in public holidays across German Länder and the German Time Use Survey of 2001-02 to show that public holidays have beneficial impacts on social life on normal weekdays and weekends. Since these benefits are additional to the other benefits of holidays, it suggests that there is a case to be made for more public holidays.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2089en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.jelH40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic holidaysen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial contactsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial leisure timeen_US
dc.subject.keywordtime allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordtime use diariesen_US
dc.subject.keywordGerman Budget Survey 2001/02en_US
dc.subject.stwFreizeiten_US
dc.subject.stwFreizeitverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwZeitbudgetforschungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleKeeping in touch: a benefit of public holidaysen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn510931839en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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