Measuring trends in leisure

Previous article in issue. You can help correct errors and omissions. However, holding demographic changes constant, we found that market work per week increased from the s until mids, and has been relatively stable for the last two decades for both male and female full-time workers.

This Measuring trends in leisure that people shifted their work time from Saturday to weekdays in response to the reduced work week introduced by the amendment of the Labor Standards Act at the end of s.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services. Economic Fluctuations and GrowthLabor Studies In this paper, we use five decades of time-use surveys to document trends in the allocation of time. If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here.

Lastly, we document a growing "inequality" in leisure that is the mirror image of the growing inequality of wages and expenditures, making welfare calculation based solely on the latter series incomplete.

Alternatively, the "consumption equivalent" of the increase in leisure is valued at 8 to 9 percent of total U. This allows to link your profile to this item. Specifically, we show that leisure for men increased by hours per week driven by a decline in market work hours and for women by hours per week driven by a decline in home production work hours.

This increase in leisure corresponds to roughly an additional 5 to 10 weeks of vacation per year, assuming a hour work week. More services and features. If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item.

Lastly, a comparison of Japanese and US time-use data suggests that Japanese work much longer than their American counterparts. We also find that leisure increased during the last 40 years for a number of sub-samples of the population, with less-educated adults experiencing the largest increases.

General contact details of provider: For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Furthermore, although the market work per week remained relatively constant since the mids, we found a significant change in the allocation of time to market work within the week during the period.

Specifically, when dividing samples into weekdays Monday—Friday and weekends Saturday and Sundayaverage hours spent for market work per weekday among full-time males increased by 0.

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Measuring Trends in Leisure: The Allocation of Time Over Five Decades

If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation. We find that a dramatic increase in leisure time lies behind the relatively stable number of market hours worked per working-age adult between and 1 MEASURING TRENDS IN LEISURE: THE ALLOCATION OF TIME OVER FIVE DECADES* Mark Aguiar and Erik Hurst In this paper, we use five decades of time-use surveys to document trends in the.

Aguiar, Mark, and Erik Hurst. “Measuring Trends in Leisure: The Allocation of Time Over Five Decades”. Quarterly Journal of Economics ():3, Measuring Trends in Leisure: The Allocation of Time over Five Decades Mark Aguiar University of Rochester Erik Hurst University of Chicago, NBER.

IntroductionUsing Japanese time-use data from the Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities (hereafter, STULA), this paper aims at measuring trends in hours worked (market work) and leisure for Japanese over the past three decades.

STULA is a rich time-use survey that has been taken by the Japanese government (the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; MIAC) every 5 years.

Measuring Trends in Leisure: The Allocation of Time Over Five Decades Mark Aguiar, Erik Hurst. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in March NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Labor Studies In this paper, we use five decades of time-use surveys to document trends in.

Downloadable! In this paper, we use five decades of time-use surveys to document trends in the allocation of time. We find that a dramatic increase in leisure time lies behind the relatively stable number of market hours worked (per working-age adult) between and Specifically, we show that leisure for men increased by hours per week (driven by a decline in market work hours) and.

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