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Title:Unemployment, market work and household production PDF Logo
Authors:Burda, Michael C.
Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3955
Abstract:Using time-diary data from four countries we show that the unemployed spend most of the time not working for pay in additional leisure and personal maintenance, not in increased household production. There is no relation between unemployment duration and the split of time between household production and leisure. U.S. data for 2003-2006 show that almost none of the lower amount of market work in areas of long-term high unemployment is offset by additional household production. In contrast, in those areas where unemployment has risen cyclically reduced market work is made up almost entirely by additional time spent in household production.
Subjects:Unemployment
time use
household production
paid work
JEL:E24
J22
D13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090209259
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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