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This book offers contributions from a number of noted economists who exploit the American Time Use Survey to reveal findings that have numerous implications for the U.S. labor market. The authors examine topics such as child care, housework, household production and consumption, and shift work. In each case, the focus is on the value of time and how time spent on one activity instead of another represents value gained for the first activity and value lost for the second.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. Chapter 1. The Time of Our Lives
  2. pp. 11-30
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  1. Chapter 2. The Value of Unpaid Child Care in the United States in 2003
  2. pp. 31-56
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  1. Chapter 3. Does Housework Continue to Narrow the Income Gap? The Impact of American Housework on Economic Inequality over Time
  2. pp. 57-79
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  1. Chapter 4. Household Production, Consumption, and Retirement
  2. pp. 81-108
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  1. Chapter 5. The Time Use of Nonworking Men
  2. pp. 109-139
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  1. Chapter 6. Day, Evening, and Night Workers: A Comparison of What They Do in Their Nonwork Hours and with Whom They Interact
  2. pp. 141-175
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  1. The Authors
  2. p. 177
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 179-186
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  1. About the Institute
  2. p. 187
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780880994323
Related ISBN
9780880993371
MARC Record
OCLC
259410601
Pages
187
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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