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Authors: 
Stratton, Leslie S.
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2020 [Issue:] 133v2
Abstract: 
The time household members in industrialized countries spend on housework and shopping is substantial, amounting to about half as much as is spent on paid employment. Women bear the brunt of this burden, driven in part by the gender wage differential. Efforts to reduce the gender wage gap and alter gendered norms of behavior should reduce the gender bias in household production time and reduce inefficiency in home production. Policymakers should also note the impact of tax policy on housework time and its market substitutes, and consider ways to reduce the distortions caused by sales and income taxes.
Subjects: 
housework
gender
home production
tax policy
outsourcing
JEL: 
D13
J22
J16
H31
J10
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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