Our results emphasize both the importance of and limits of savings in shaping spouses’ amount of time in home work.

Our results emphasize both the importance of and limits of savings in shaping spouses’ amount of time in home work.

Limitations

The study that is present a few limits. When it comes to dimension, we lack information about spouses’ time invested in child care, which can be a component that is important of’ non-market work. But, the exclusion of the time in youngster care from analyses of housework time is standard (Coltrane 2000), including in past assessments of compensatory sex display. This exclusion is with in component since it is not possible to separate your lives the leisure and work the different parts of son or daughter care (Blair and Lichter 1991), and proof shows that moms and dads view time with kids differently from either housework or leisure (Guryan, Hurst and Kearney forthcoming).

Analytically, while fixed-effects models take into account unobserved time-invariant distinctions across partners, they can’t avoid bias introduced by way of a correlation involving the error that is individual-year plus the covariates. For instance, the PSID will not add yearly measures of sex role attitudes, a adjustable that could be connected with both wives’ earnings and their amount of time in housework. Any component that is time-invariant of measure – a person’s typical attitudes throughout the duration this woman is observed – will undoubtedly be consumed because of the fixed impacts and won’t impact our results. Nonetheless, year-to-year fluctuations in sex part attitudes can be correlated with alterations in both housework hours and profits, additionally the fixed impacts usually do not take into account this correlation.

Finally, that it is not possible for us to determine the causal mechanism responsible for this relationship while we have established that a negative and non-linear relationship exists between wives’ earnings and their housework time, we acknowledge. Continue reading “Our results emphasize both the importance of and limits of savings in shaping spouses’ amount of time in home work.”