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Are time and money equally substitutable for all commodity groups in the household’s domestic production?

Carla Canelas, François Gardes, Philip Merrigan () and Silvia Salazar ()
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Carla Canelas: American University of Paris
François Gardes: Université Paris 1, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne

Review of Economics of the Household, 2019, vol. 17, issue 1, No 11, 267-285

Abstract: Abstract This article uses time-use and household expenditure data to measure the substitutability between time and money within the Beckerian household production framework. The elasticity of substitution is estimated for five commodity groups and across two developing countries: Ecuador and Guatemala. The estimated elasticities are positive, indicating substitutability, and much larger for all other goods compared to food. Our results raise some interesting questions regarding the policy effects of an intervention that does not consider the money/time trade-offs in consumption.

Keywords: Domestic production; Elasticity of substitution; Time use; Statistical matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/s11150-018-9425-1

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