Thesis / Dissertation

An Econometric Analysis of Multivariate Fractional Time Shares Using Australian Longitudinal Household Data

Duy Tung Mai, Kevin Staub (ed.)

Published : 2020


Household time use is an important element of labour supply, gender division of labour and the household production function. My dissertation highlights the importance of individual heterogeneity and the natural boundedness of time allocations in time-use research. First, it takes advantage of the rich longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey,such data are rare in time-use literature. It develops a novel class of estimators that are capable of accommodating more econometric features of the study than other existing methods (including individual fixed effects, non-linearity, and the multivariate nature of such joint decisions) and applies it to the ..

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