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dc.contributor.authorBredemeier, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorJüßen, Falkoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:58:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:58:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090209140en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35817-
dc.description.abstractWe propose a new explanation for differences and changes in labor supply by gender and marital status, and in particular for the increase in married women's labor supply over time. We argue that this increase as well as the relative constancy of other groups' hours are optimal reactions to outsourcing labor in home production becoming more attractive to households over time. To investigate this hypothesis, we incorporate heterogeneous agents into a household model of labor supply and allow agents to trade home labor. This model can generate the observed patterns in US labor supply by gender and marital status as a reaction to declining frictions on the market for home services. We provide an accounting exercise to highlight the role of alternative explanations for the rise in hours in a model where home labor is tradable.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3944en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelE13en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordhome productionen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwHausarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwOutsourcingen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleHousehold labor supply and home services in a general-equilibrium model with heterogeneous agentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589816713en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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