publication . Research . Article . 2014

Time Use of Parents in the United States: What Difference Did the Great Recession Make?

Ebru Kongar; Gunseli Berik;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Abstract
Feminist and institutionalist literature has challenged the “Mancession” narrative of the 2007-09 recession and produced nuanced and gender-aware analyses of the labor market and well-being outcomes of the recession. Using American Time Use Survey (ATUS) data for 2003-12, his paper examines the recession’s impact on gendered patterns of time use over the course of the 2003-12 business cycle. We find that the gender disparity in paid and unpaid work hours followed a U-shaped pattern, narrowing during the recession and widening slightly during the jobless recovery. The change in unpaid work disparity was smaller than that in paid work, and was short-lived. Consequ...
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Medical Subject Headings: educationsense organshuman activitiesgenetic structureseye diseases
free text keywords: D13, J16, J64, Economics of Gender, Economic Crises, Time Use, Unemployment, Unpaid Labor, ddc:330, Business cycle, Jobless recovery, Global recession, Workload, Labour economics, Unpaid work, Recession, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economics, Narrative
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publication . Research . Article . 2014

Time Use of Parents in the United States: What Difference Did the Great Recession Make?

Ebru Kongar; Gunseli Berik;