Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107459
Authors: 
Gimenez-Nadal, J. Ignacio
Molina, José Alberto
Zhu, Yu
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8674
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the relationship between parents' time devoted to housework and the time devoted to housework by their children. Using data from the Multinational Time Use Study for the UK, we find positive intergenerational correlations in housework for both parents, indicating that the more time parents devote to housework, the more time their children will devote to housework. However, when endogeneity of the uses of time are considered using the British Household Panel Survey, we find that only fathers' housework time appears to have a statistically significant effect. The IV estimates fully support the FE estimates and suggest that father's housework induced by his partner's non-traditional gender role attitudes towards domestic division of labour and her actual labour supply in the previous wave, has a large and significant effect on children's housework time. Our results contribute to the field of intergenerational mobility of behaviors.
Subjects: 
housework
household
intergenerational transfers
Multinational Time Use Study
British Household Panel Survey
JEL: 
J16
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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