Total Work, Gender and Social Norms

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Hamermesh, Daniel S.; Burda, Michael C; Weil, Philippe;
(2007)
  • Publisher: Institute of Labor Economics
  • Subject: time use | gender differences | household production | paid work
    • jel: jel:J22 | jel:J16 | jel:D13

Using time-diary data from 25 countries, we demonstrate that there is a negative relationship between real GDP per capita and the female-male difference in total work time per day – the sum of work for pay and work at home. In rich northern countries on four conti... View more
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