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Non-market time and household well-being
Koulovatianos, Christos ;  Schröder, Carsten ;  Schmidt, Ulrich ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Main titleNon-market time and household well-being
AuthorKoulovatianos, Christos
AuthorSchröder, Carsten
AuthorSchmidt, Ulrich
InstitutionUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
No. of Pages[40] S.
Series Diskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft ; 2005/11 : 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 employment status affects a household’s 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 employment status of adults. Our tests support that specialization in home production and 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), and also higher for poorer households.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Year of publication2005
Type of documentBook
LanguageEnglish
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Static URLhttp://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000000362
ISBN3-938369-10-8
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