Nobody to Play With ? The Implications of Leisure Coordination

  title={Nobody to Play With ? The Implications of Leisure Coordination},
  author={Stephen P. Jenkins and Lars Osberg},
We hypothesize that an individual’s time use choices are contingent on the time use choices of others because the utility derived from leisure time often benefits from the presence of companionable others inside and outside the household. We develop a model of time use, and demonstrate that its consistency with the behaviour of British working couples in the 1990s. We present evidence of the synchronisation of working hours by spouses and report estimates indicating that propensities to engage… CONTINUE READING


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