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Revealing gender gap changes in home production and labor income in Uruguay

Marisa Bucheli () and Cecilia Lara ()
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Cecilia Lara: Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economí­a

No 18-12, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Instituto de Economia - IECON

Abstract: A vast international literature provides evidence of the key role of women in household activities as well as a long-term trend of time reallocation towards a more egalitarian gender division of work. Our objective is to study changes in gender gaps in home production and the labor market in Uruguay between 2006 and 2013. Our main conclusions are: i) the gender gaps for time spent in the labor market and home production decreased; ii) women increased time allocated to labor market and slightly reduced time in home production whereas the opposite is observed for men; iii) both women and men increased time allocated to childcare which results in a stable gender gap; iv) both women and men decreased time spent in other household activities, narrowing the gender gap; v) this less unequal division of time is also captured when gender gaps are measured in monetary terms, although movement in home production prices did not contribute to reduced gender gaps.

Keywords: home production; labor market; gender gap (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2018-12
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