Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82858
Authors: 
Hallberg, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2002:11
Abstract: 
This paper examines the synchronous leisure of spouses and the extent to which spouses spend time together. The time budget data set used in this paper allows for a distinction between simultaneous time-use of spouses and the actual time that spouses meet. A comparison between couples and matched singles suggests that only about 12 percent (45 minutes per day) of the synchronous leisure is caused by active synchronization. Spouses’ decisions about market work and leisure timing are very interdependent during most hours of the day. The results also suggest that, conditional on synchronous leisure, parents with high incomes spend more time together than others, while more educated people allocating less time to their spouses.
Subjects: 
Time-use
synchronous leisure
working hours
togetherness
family economics
statistical matching
JEL: 
D10
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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