Bargaining over Time Allocation

Economic Modeling and Econometric Investigation of Time Use within Families

  • Miriam Beblo

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
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    Pages 1-7
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    Pages 117-124
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 125-140

About this book


In this book, time use behavior within households is modeled as the outcome of a bargaining process between family members who bargain over household resource allocation and the intrafamily distribution of welfare. In view of trends such as rising female employment along with falling fertility rates and increasing divorce rates, a strategic aspect of female employment is analyzed in a dynamic family bargaining framework. The division of housework between spouses and the observed leisure differential between women and men are investigated within non-cooperative bargaining settings. The models developed are tested empirically using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and the German Time Budget Survey.


Altern Bargaining Economics of Gender Family Decision Making Female Employment Time Allocation Time Use income women

Authors and affiliations

  • Miriam Beblo
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsbereich Arbeitsmärkte, Personalmanagement und Soziale SicherungZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)MannheimDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1391-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57579-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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