Modeling the Allocation of Time Under Rationing: A Structural Model of Time Allocation Behavior

Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 90-112, February 2009

19 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2009 Last revised: 21 Feb 2023

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Victoria L. Prowse

Purdue University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Date Written: March 1, 2008

Abstract

This paper presents a structural model of the allocation of time to various non-market activities and market work by couples and single men and women. Parameters are estimated using samples of individuals and households taken from the UK 2000 Time Use survey. Own-wage effects are found to be positive for both men and women and are larger for individuals living in couples than for singles. For couples, young children lead to a much larger increase in the time spent engaged in home production by women than men, however young children cause men to increase their total time spent working by more than women.

Keywords: Time use, Labor supply, Rationing

JEL Classification: C34, J22

Suggested Citation

Prowse, Victoria L., Modeling the Allocation of Time Under Rationing: A Structural Model of Time Allocation Behavior (March 1, 2008). Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 90-112, February 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1432080

Victoria L. Prowse (Contact Author)

Purdue University - Department of Economics ( email )

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Germany

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

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