Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor and Chair of Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Interaction between market and nonmarket activities: employment decisions, college enrolment patterns, and household production
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
PhD Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
"What women want (their men to do): Housework and satisfaction in Australian households." Feminist Economics 25:3 (2019): 23–47 (with G. Foster).
"Modeling completion of vocational education: The role of academic achievement and program type." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 18:4 (2018): 1–17 (with N. Datta Gupta, D. Reimer, and A. Holm).
"Do significant life events change who does the chores? Paid work, housework, and power in mixed-gender Australian households." Journal of Population Economics 31:2 (2018): 483–519 (with G. Foster).
“Maids, appliances, and couples’ housework: The demand for inputs to domestic production.” Economica 81:323 (2014): 445–467 (with E. G. F. Stancanelli).
“The influence of wages on parents’ allocations of time to child care and market work in the United Kingdom.” Journal of Population Economics 22:2 (2009): 399–419 (with C. M. Kalenkoski and D. C. Ribar).
Boosting the efficiency of household production could have large economic effectsLeslie S. Stratton, May 2020The time household members in industrialized countries spend on housework and shopping is substantial, amounting to about half as much as is spent on paid employment. Women bear the brunt of this burden, driven in part by the gender wage differential. Efforts to reduce the gender wage gap and alter gendered norms of behavior should reduce the gender bias in household production time and reduce inefficiency in home production. Policymakers should also note the impact of tax policy on housework time and its market substitutes, and consider ways to reduce the distortions caused by sales and income taxes.MoreLess