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Title:The impact of home production on economic inequality in Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Frick, Joachim R.
Grabka, Markus M.
Groh-Samberg, Olaf
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4023
Abstract:Using representative income and time use-data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we estimate non-monetary income advantages arising from home production and analyse their impact on economic inequality. As an alternative to existing measures, we propose a predicted wage approach based on a bias-adjusted measure of hours spent on home production. Sensitivity analyses comparing results obtained from different approaches provide indications of methodological effects arising from the choice of method. Although the substantive notion of reduced inequality is stable, the degree of variation in our findings underscores the need for a harmonized approach in cross-nationally comparative research.
Subjects:Home production
non-cash incomes
economic inequality
well-being
SOEP
JEL:D31
D13
I32
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090304806
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)
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