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Trade-Off of Expenditures for Food Away from Home for the Wife’s Housework Time by Employment Status

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This research studies the impact of wives' housework time reduction of expenditures for food away from home. Results of the tobit analysis indicate that for both employed and non-employed wives, expenditures for food away from home are significantly and negatively related to housework time; however, employed wives spend twice as much for food away from home for every hour of reduced housework time than non-employed wives. The wife's estimated wage rate was positively related to food away from home expenditures. As income increases, wives will spend more on food away from home, but at a decreasing rate.

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Shotick, J.A. (2015). Trade-Off of Expenditures for Food Away from Home for the Wife’s Housework Time by Employment Status. In: Noble, C. (eds) Proceedings of the 1999 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference. Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13078-1_2

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