Volume 51

Time Use in Economics

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Economics is about scarcity – how to allocate resources in the presence of limits. Time is the scarcest factor at a human’s disposal. However, while economic research has concentrated on our spending on goods and services – or more recently on happiness and individual well-being – it has paid relatively much less attention to how we spend our time. The 51st RLE volume on “Time Use in Economics” illustrates the importance of intensifying this research. Its ten articles shed new light on issues such as the impact of job loss on parental time investment, work hours and childcare decisions, time use and intrahousehold inequality, and most recent changes in work day characteristics.

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  • Volume Details
  • Editors Daniel S. Hamermesh,
    Solomon W. Polachek
  • Publication date 14 December 2023
  • ISBN 978-1-83753-605-4
  • ISSN 0147-9121
  • Copyright Holder Emerald Publishing Limited
  • doi 10.1108/S0147-9121202451