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Share of Household Earnings and Time Use of Women in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Households

Michael Martell () and Leanne Roncolato ()
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Leanne Roncolato: Franklin and Marshall College

Eastern Economic Journal, 2020, vol. 46, issue 3, No 2, 414-437

Abstract: Abstract We investigate the impact of the share of household earnings on time use in household labor among women in same-sex households and different-sex households in the USA. Contrary to the U-shape pattern found among heterosexual women, we find an inverse U-shape relationship between time spent in household labor and earnings share for lesbians. This result holds when we divide the sample into households with and without children. These findings are most consistent with preferences for relational equality.

Keywords: Intrahousehold time use; Household bargaining; Sexual orientation; Identity; Gender performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 J12 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1057/s41302-019-00145-4

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