Marriage and housework / Cristina Borra (Universidad de Sevilla), Martin Browning (University of Oxford), Almudena Sevilla (Queen Mary University of London and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBorra, Cristina In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Browning, Martin James In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Sevilla Sanz, Almudena In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, April 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10740
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-122357 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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This paper provides insights into the welfare gains of forming a couple by estimating how much of the difference in housework time between single and married individuals is causal and how much is due to selection. Using longitudinal data from Australia, UK and US, we find that selection into marriage by individuals with a higher taste for home-produced goods can explain about half of the observed differences in housework documented in the cross-sectional data. There remains a genuine two-hour increase in housework time for each partner upon marriage, with women specializing in routine, and men specializing in non-routine housework tasks.