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, Volume 145, Issue 3, pp 325–343 | Cite as

A household production model of paid labor, household work and child care

  • Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink
  • Wim Groot
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Abstract

In this paper we use data on time allocation of women to estimate the value of market and non-market work. Four time use categories are distinguished: paid work, houshold work, care for children, and leisure. The estimation results show that the value of non-market production (household production and child care) is substantial and exceeds that of market production (paid work).

household production child care allocation of time 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink
    • 1
  • Wim Groot
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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