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By Emilio Zagheni, Marina Zannella, Gabriel Movsesyan, Brittney Wagner

ISBN-10: 9401795908

ISBN-13: 9789401795906

This comparative examine of ecu time transfers finds the total quantity of transfers within the kind of unpaid paintings and highlights the life of vital gender transformations in loved ones time creation. a wide volume of products and providers are produced through loved ones participants for his or her personal intake, with out regarding industry transactions. regardless of the commercial and social value of unpaid paintings, those effective actions are principally invisible to standard nationwide financial bills. in this case, average measures of intergenerational transfers usually forget about loved ones construction, and therefore underestimate the final price of products and companies produced over the lifestyles cycle; specifically, the industrial contribution of ladies. The publication makes use of a lifestyles direction method of supply policy-relevant insights into the impression of demographic and social switch on intergenerational ties and gender inequality in loved ones production.

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Scholars have focused on developing and refining measures and methods with the goal of creating a more complete understanding of economic fluctuations by gender, household composition, and across the life cycle, giving value to the economic contributions that have largely been made by women. Traditional measures of economic activity have not included nonmarket activities, such as household production, largely because of inadequate measures. Many economists, including the creator of GDP, Simon Kuznets (1934), agreed that without household production, economic indicators were incomplete.

Estimating time transfers then becomes a crucial element in the analysis of the intergenerational economy. Here we propose an analogous quantity for time use. 30 2 Time is Economically Valuable: Production, Consumption and Transfers … Fig. 3 Estimated profiles of life cycle time deficit, by age and country, for Austria (1992, n = 25,233), France (1998, n = 15,441), Germany (2001, n = 35,813), Italy (2002, n = 51,206), Spain (2002, n = 46,774). (Source: Own calculation on MTUS data) Each unit of time consumed has been produced by a non-market participant.

Upon retirement, both consumption and production of unpaid household work are at high levels. Later in life, as people’s health deteriorates, a number of activities like gardening or personal care are more likely to be purchased via the market. Although so far we have discussed general trends, it is important to notice that there is substantial variability across countries. For instance, gender differences are larger in Southern Europe than in Nordic countries. Analogously, the variability by educational attainment is more evident in Southern Europe.

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