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The time-crunch paradox

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Previous research has shown little difference in the average leisure time of men and women. This finding is a challenge to the second shift argument, which suggests that increases in female labor market hours have not been compensated by equal decreases in household labor. This paper presents time-use and leisure satisfaction data for a variety of western European countries, and shows that accounting for individual heterogeneity is vital for understanding gender differences. In particular,...

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University of Oxford
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2010-04-01
Paper number:
483
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1143942
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2020-12-15

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