Nonmarket household time and the cost of children

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Nonmarket household time and the cost of children

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dc.contributor.author Koulovatianos, Christos en_GB
dc.contributor.author Schröder, Carsten en_GB
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Ulrich en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-14T11:19:26Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:26:09Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-19T15:56:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01 en_GB
dc.description.abstract A distinguishing feature among households is whether adult members work or not, since the occupational status of adults affects their 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 occupational status of adults. Our tests support that 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). Moreover, we find supportive evidence for the hypothesis that, in two-adult households, there is a potential for within-household welfare gains from specialization in market- vs. domestic activities, especially childcare. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, January, Vol. 27(1), pp.42-51 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1198/jbes.2009.0004 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/77378 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher American Statistical Association en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vienna Economics Papers en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries 0606 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://pubs.amstat.org/ en_GB
dc.relation.url http://pubs.amstat.org/doi/pdf/10.1198/jbes.2009.0004 en_GB
dc.subject household production en_GB
dc.subject child costs en_GB
dc.subject child care en_GB
dc.subject survey method en_GB
dc.title Nonmarket household time and the cost of children en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-08-14T11:19:26Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:26:09Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-19T15:56:36Z
dc.identifier.issn 07350015 en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 15372707 en_GB
dc.description Formerly published as working paper by University of Vienna, Department of Economics. Authors' draft dated March 2007. Final version available at http://pubs.amstat.org/ en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Business and Economic Statistics en_GB


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