Husbands' time allocation in household production : effects of economic, socio-psychological, and situational factors

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Deborah D. Godwin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane H. Crow

Abstract: The primary purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between husbands' time inputs into household production and selected economic, socio-psychological, and situational factors. A simultaneous equations model of family time allocation was developed; it posited effects on husbands' household production time from husbands' wage rates, family income, wives' time inputs into home production, husbands' education, age and competence in household production, husbands' attitudes toward sex roles and interests in household production, and the age of the couples' youngest child. These relationships were tested holding constant situational factors, the season of the year and physiological/meteorological constraints on time use. Time use data, reported by wives, were collected from 105 rural North Carolina families, selected according to a stratified random sampling plan. Two 24-hour time records were completed for the time use of all family members over six years old. Ordinary least squares (OLS), two-stage least squares (2SLS), and three-stage least squares (3SLS) regression techniques were utilized to test the hypothesized relationships.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Home economics

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