Journal article

Domestic Outsourcing, Housework Time, and Subjective Time Pressure: New Insights From Longitudinal Data

Lyn Craig, Francisco Perales, Sergi Vidal, Janeen Baxter

Journal of Marriage and Family | Wiley | Published : 2016

Abstract

Hiring household help could reduce housework time and alleviate subjective time pressure. Associations are assumed to be particularly apparent for women because they spend more time on housework than men. But empirical evidence on whether hiring help actually saves time or relieves time pressure is scant and inconclusive, chiefly because of data and methodological limitations. This study improves on earlier ones in that the authors examined panel data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (n = 5,124 couples) that enable modeling techniques that take account of selection effects, possible reverse causality, and unobserved heterogeneity. Contrary to some earlier st..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course (Project Number CE140100027) and Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP109331. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council. This study used unit record data from the HILDA Survey. The HILDA Project was initiated and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (Melbourne Institute). The findings and views reported in this article, however, are those of the authors and should not be attributed to either Department of Social Services or the Melbourne Institute.