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Nobody to play with? the implications of leisure coordination

Jenkins, SP and Osberg, L (2005) 'Nobody to play with? the implications of leisure coordination.' In: Hamermesh, DS and Pfann, GA, (eds.) The Economics of Time Use. Contributions to Economic Analysis . Elsevier, 113 - 145. ISBN 978-0-444-51534-6

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We hypothesize that an individual's time use choices are contingent on the time use choices of others because the utility derived from leisure time often benefits from the presence of companionable others inside and outside the household. We develop a model of time use and demonstrate its consistency with the behavior of British working couples in the 1990s. We present evidence of the synchronization of working hours by spouses and report estimates indicating that propensities to engage in associative activity depend on the availability of Suitable Leisure Companions outside the household. Our results indicate the importance of externalities in the working time decisions of individuals

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: leisure; labor supply; time use
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 14:40
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:51

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