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Replication data for: A Century of Work and Leisure

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  • Ramey, Valerie A.
  • Francis, Neville
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  • Abstract

    We develop comprehensive measures of time spent in market work, home production, schooling, and leisure in the United States for the last 106 years. We find that hours of work for prime age individuals are essentially unchanged, with the rise in women's hours fully compensating for the decline in men's hours. Hours worked by those 14 to 24 years old have declined noticeably, but most of this decline was offset by a rise in hours spent in school. Overall, per capita leisure and average annual lifetime leisure increased by only four or five hours per week during the last 100 years. (JEL D13, J16, J22)
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    DOI: 10.1257/mac.1.2.189 (Text)
  • Ramey, Valerie A, and Neville Francis. “A Century of Work and Leisure.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 1, no. 2 (June 2009): 189–224.
    • ID: 10.1257/mac.1.2.189 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Ramey, Valerie A.; Francis, Neville (2009): Replication data for: A Century of Work and Leisure. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.