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Welfare comparisons, Economies of Scale, and Equivalence scale in Time-Use

Abstract : How do within-couples' time use interactions generate welfare in the family? In this paper we model economies of scale in time use. Following Browning [2013], we allow intra-household bargaining power to affect the distribution of welfare gains in the family. We estimate the model by means of the UK Time Use Survey (2000). Results suggest that two singles living apart need about 2h15 more spare time a day to achieve the same utility level as when living in a couple. A single woman requires on average 55% of a couple's time resources to be as well-of as when she lived in a couple. The time-poverty threshold is on average 15 hours per individual each day.
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Hélène Couprie, Gaëlle Ferrant. Welfare comparisons, Economies of Scale, and Equivalence scale in Time-Use. Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, INSEE-GENES, 2015, pp.185-210. ⟨10.15609/annaeconstat2009.117-118.185⟩. ⟨hal-02980030⟩

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