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Notes on time use
August 1999, Vol. 122, No. 8
Robert A. Pollak
Hernreich Professor of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the John M. Olin School, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Time-use data alone are insufficient for estimating household technology and the behavioral relationships that determine the allocation of time among activities; to estimate household technology requires data on all outputs and all inputs, whereas to estimate behavioral relationships requires recognizing the roles of preferences, intrahousehold allocation, and technology.
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