Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58713
Authors: 
Stancanelli, Elena G. F.
van Soest, Arthur
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6229
Abstract: 
Existing studies show that individuals who retire replace some private consumption by home production, but do not consider joint behaviour of couples. Here we analyze the causal effect of retirement of each partner on hours of home production of both partners in a couple. Our identification strategy exploits the earliest age retirement laws in France, enabling a fuzzy regression discontinuity approach. We find that own retirement significantly increases own hours of home production and the effect is larger for men than for women. Moreover, retirement of the female partner significantly reduces male hours of home production but not vice versa.
Subjects: 
time allocation
house work
couples
JEL: 
J22
J26
J14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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