Total Work, Gender and Social Norms

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Burda, Michael C; Hamermesh, Daniel S; Weil, Philippe;
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: time use | gender differences | household production | paid work | JEL: J - Labor and Demographic Economics/J.J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor/J.J2.J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply | JEL: J - Labor and Demographic Economics/J.J1 - Demographic Economics/J.J1.J16 - Economics of Gender • Non-labor Discrimination | JEL: D - Microeconomics/D.D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics/D.D1.D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation | [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances

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 continents,... View more
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