Time use, exploitation, and the dual-career household: competing perspectives
This article evaluates Laibman's reformulation of Marxian exploitation
theory, and compares it to two preference-based analyses of household
time use (advanced by Becker and Hakim). Using a quantitative Marxist
approach, and the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), we show
profound dissatisfaction with working hours for members of dual-career
households, and inequality, by gender, vis-à-vis pure consumption time.
The results support exploitation-based theories of the household, and
cast doubt on such preference-based theories of time use.
American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Volume and page numbers
70 , 587 -614
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