Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/22141
Authors: 
Koulovatianos, Christos
Schröder, Carsten
Schmidt, Ulrich
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin 2005/11
Abstract: 
A distinguishing feature among households is whether adult members work or not, since the employment status affects a household's available time for home activities. Using a survey method in two countries, Belgium and Germany, we provide household incomes that retain the level of well-being across different family types, distinguished by family size and employment status of adults. Our tests support that specialization in home production and childcare-time costs are important determinants of household well-being. Estimates of child costs relative to an adult are higher for households that are time-constrained (all adults in the household work), and also higher for poorer households.
Subjects: 
household production
child costs
childcare
survey method
JEL: 
I31
D31
C42
J22
D13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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