Economic Crises and Wellbeing: Social Norms and Home Production

37 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2013

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Louise Grogan

University of Guelph - Department of Economics

Katerina Koka

University of Guelph - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 26, 2013

Abstract

Why does work appear more important to the life satisfaction of some population groups than others? Household data from Russia in 1992 allows plausible identi cation of the causal impact of being workless on time spent in home production and life satisfaction. We present a model of home production in which men face stigma in some non-market activities, so that their ability to substitute into work at home is circumscribed. Consistent with our model, we nd that worklessness causes men's time in productive activities to decrease much more than women's. Impacts of worklessness on life satisfaction are much larger for men.

Keywords: social norms, stigma, home production, life satisfaction, subjective wellbeing, economic rank, worklessness, Russia, economic crisis

JEL Classification: H4, J1

Suggested Citation

Grogan, Louise A. and Koka, Katerina, Economic Crises and Wellbeing: Social Norms and Home Production (March 26, 2013). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280806

Louise A. Grogan (Contact Author)

University of Guelph - Department of Economics ( email )

50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Canada

Katerina Koka

University of Guelph - Department of Economics ( email )

50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Canada

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