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Title:Honey, I'll be working late tonight. The effect of individual work routines on leisure time synchronization of couples PDF Logo
Authors:Scheffel, Juliane
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:SFB 649 discussion paper 2010,016
Abstract:German time use data for 2001/02 are used to assess the impact of workplace characteristics on the private life of couples. The major aim is to solve the endogeneity resulting from individual preferences for work and leisure to identify the pure effects of the workplace independent from other diluting personal influences in a cross-sectional setting when no appropriate instruments are available. I propose a repeated random assignment of people into pseudo couples as a solution. By this approach, I am able to uncover additional marriage inherent mechanisms that result in a (de-)synchronization of joint time that are still family friendly.
Subjects:Time Use
Time Allocation
Family Economics
Flexibility
Synchronization
Leisure, Endogeneity
JEL:D13
J12
J16
J22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SFB 649 Discussion Papers, HU Berlin

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