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Social Norms and Household Time Allocation.

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Economic theories of the household predict that increases in female relative human capital lead to decreases in female housework time. However, longitudinal and crosssectional evidence seems to contradict this implication. Women’s share of home time fails to decrease despite increases in women’s relative earnings. The literature has proposed social norms on the household division of labor as an alternative explanation. We use the 2002-03 Spanish Time Use Survey (STUS) to explore the presence ...

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Cristina Fernandez More by this author
Almudena Sevilla-Sanz More by this author
Volume:
291
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2006
URN:
uuid:d43cde99-3fe3-4b73-8a4b-c2a11b552b24
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13341
Language:
English

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