Accounting for total work in labour statistics

Brandolini, Andrea and Viviano, Eliana,(2016), Accounting for total work in labour statistics. , J Labour Market Res, UNSPECIFIED

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The interest for household production has grown since the release of the new System of National Accounts in 2008. In this paper we analyse how accounting for own-use production may affect labour statistics. Traditional headcount ratios may not be very informative when employment rates consider both home and market production, as most people are engaged in at least one of those activities. Hence, we propose a general class of indices based on the hours spent on each type of work that encompasses headcount indicators as a special case. Our empirical analysis based on time use data for a selected group of countries shows that international rankings are sensitive to the shift from headcounts to hour-weighted indices and that accounting for own-use production changes considerably the picture on the work burden of men and women.
Keywords : Home production· Work intensity· Employment rate, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: J Labour Market Res
Volume: 49
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Akuntansi
Depositing User: Gunawan Gunawan
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 04:30
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 04:30

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