Non-market household time and the cost of children
Koulovatianos, Christos ;  Schröder, Carsten ;  Schmidt, Ulrich ;  ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Main titleNon-market household time and the cost of children
AuthorKoulovatianos, Christos
AuthorSchröder, Carsten
AuthorSchmidt, Ulrich
InstitutionUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
No. of Pages[43] S.
Series ; 2006,22 : Volkswirtschaftliche Reihe
Keywordshousehold production, child costs, childcare, survey method
Classification (DDC)330 Economics
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AbstractA 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.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Year of publication2006
Type of documentBook
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