Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129596
Authors: 
Bridgman, Benjamin
Dürnecker, Georg
Herrendorf, Berthold
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim 15-14
Abstract: 
We provide evidence on household and market production in 36 countries since 1960. On average the household sector accounts for almost half of total hours worked. As GDP per capita increases, the employment share of household production in total hours worked initially declines and then hardly changes while the employment shares of market goods and services decrease and increase. Estimating the value added of household production yields similar patterns. Labor productivity of household production is lower than and positively correlated with that in the market. These findings can be used as an input into quantitative work involving household production.
Subjects: 
household production
marketization
structural transformation
JEL: 
O3
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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