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Journal Article

Time use, exploitation, and the dual-career household: competing perspectives

Authors

Publication date

2011

Summary

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.

Published in

American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Volume and page numbers

70 , 587 -614

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1536-7150.2011.00784.x

ISSN

16

Subjects

Time Use, Labour Economics, and Households

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1594808~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*


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