Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Essays on economic growth and the time allocation of households
by Okada, Eisuke, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2012, 142; 3513503
Abstract (Summary)

Both chapters are concerned with the time allocation behavior of people, and particular attention is paid to that of women. Chapter 1 is concerned with two of the most time-intensive activities that modern women engage in: working and raising children. What is it about the U.S. economy today that enables women to do more of both compared to one generation ago? Why, in contrast to it, has the fertility rate been declining so sharply in Japan? Chapter 2 focuses more exclusively on the labor supply decision. With a broader set of countries, I study how technology and policy influence the time allocation decision of men and women, and, consequently, their consumption decision as well.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lucas, Robert E., Jr.
Commitee: Becker, Gary S., Hurst, Erik G.
School: The University of Chicago
Department: Economics
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 73/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Economics, Demography
Keywords: Growth, Households, Time allocation
Publication Number: 3513503
ISBN: 9781267438133
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