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Time spent on cultural activities at home in Spain: Differences between wage-earners and the self-employed

José Alberto Molina (), Juan Campaña () and Raquel Ortega
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Raquel Ortega: Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Universidad de Zaragoza

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Abstract: We analyze differences between wage-earners and self-employees in the time spent on different cultural activities at home (reading, watching TV, and listening to the radio). To that end, we estimate a SUR model with data from the Spanish Time Use Survey for 2009-2010. Our results show that being self-employed has a negative and significant effect on the time dedicated to reading and to watching TV, older individuals spend more time reading, and being male influences the time spent watching TV and listening to the radio, in a statistically significant and positive way. Additionally, those with a higher level of education spend more time reading, while those with lower levels of education prefer to watch TV. Adults with better health spend less time on both reading and watching TV, and families with larger numbers of children up to age 5 tend to spend less time on all three of our at-home cultural activities. Finally, living in a larger city has a positive effect on the time dedicated to all three options.

Keywords: Reading; Watching TV; Listening to radio; Wage-earners; Self-employees; Time uses; SUR model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D13 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cul, nep-dem, nep-ent and nep-eur
Date: 2016-01
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