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dc.contributor.authorBerik, Gunselien_US
dc.contributor.authorKongar, Ebruen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-12T14:22:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-12T14:22:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57072-
dc.description.abstractThe US economic crisis and recession of 2007-09 accelerated the convergence of women's and men's employment rates as men experienced disproportionate job losses and women's entry into the labor force gathered pace. Using the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) data for 2003-10, this study examines whether the narrowing gap in paid work over this period was mirrored in unpaid work, personal care, and leisure time. We find that the gender gap in unpaid work followed a U-pattern, narrowing during the recession but widening afterward. Through segregation analysis, we trace this U-pattern to the slow erosion of gender segregation in housework and, through a standard decomposition analysis of time use by employment status, show that this pattern was mainly driven by movement toward gender-equitable unpaid hours of women and men with the same employment status. In addition, gender inequality in leisure time increased over the business cycle.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLevy Economics Inst. Annandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper, Levy Economics Institute 696en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomics of genderen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordtime useen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic crisesen_US
dc.titleTime use of mothers and fathers in hard timesandbetter times: The US business cycle of 2003-10en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn675782864en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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