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Title:Stressed out on four continents: time crunch or yuppie kvetch? PDF Logo
Authors:Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Lee, Jungmin
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1815
Abstract:Social commentators have pointed to problems of workers who face time stress an absence of sufficient time to accomplish all their tasks. An economic theory views time stress as reflecting how tightly the time constraint binds households. Time stress will be more prevalent in households with higher full earnings and whose members work longer in the market or on required homework. Evidence from Australia (2001), Germany (2002), the United States (2003) and Korea (1999) corroborates the theory. Adults in households with higher earnings perceive more time stress for the same amount of time spent in market work and household work. The importance of higher full earnings in generating time stress is not small, particularly in U.S. much is yuppie kvetch.
Subjects:time stress
household production
feeling rushed
JEL:J22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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