Does housework lower wages? Evidence for Britain.

  title={Does housework lower wages? Evidence for Britain.},
  author={Mark L. Bryan and Almudena Sevilla-Sanz},
  journal={The quarterly journal of economics},
  volume={63 1},
This paper uses the British Household Panel Survey to present the first estimates of the housework-wage relationship in Britain. Controlling for permanent unobserved heterogeneity, we find that housework has a negative impact on the wages of men and women, both married and single, who work full-time. Among women working part-time, only single women suffer a housework penalty. The housework penalty is uniform across occupations within full-time jobs but some part-time jobs appear to be more… CONTINUE READING

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