This paper investigates the effect of ethnicity on time spent on secondary household production, work and leisure activities employing the 2000 UK Time Use Survey. We find that, unconditionally, white females manage to “stretch” their time the most by almost four additional hours per day and non-white men “stretch” their time the least. The three secondary activities most often combined with other (primary) activities in terms of time spent on them are social activities including resting, passive leisure and childcare. Regression results indicate that non-white ethnic minorities engage less in multitasking than whites, with Pakistani and Bangladeshi males spending the least time on total secondary activities. There also exists a significant ethnicity gap for secondary housework activities and for both males and females, although females in general engage more in multitasking. The effect is heterogeneous across different sub-groups. We review several potential interpretations and discuss whether these differences in behavior may relate, among other, to opportunity costs of time, different preferences and tastes of ethnic minorities, integration experience, family composition and household productivity.

Do Ethnic Minorities “Stretch” Their Time? UK Household Evidence on Multitasking / Klaus, Zimmermann; ZAICEVA - RAZZOLINI, Anzelika. - In: REVIEW OF ECONOMICS OF THE HOUSEHOLD. - ISSN 1569-5239. - STAMPA. - 9:(2011), pp. 181-206. [10.1007/s11150-010-9103-4]

Do Ethnic Minorities “Stretch” Their Time? UK Household Evidence on Multitasking

ZAICEVA - RAZZOLINI, Anzelika
2011

Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of ethnicity on time spent on secondary household production, work and leisure activities employing the 2000 UK Time Use Survey. We find that, unconditionally, white females manage to “stretch” their time the most by almost four additional hours per day and non-white men “stretch” their time the least. The three secondary activities most often combined with other (primary) activities in terms of time spent on them are social activities including resting, passive leisure and childcare. Regression results indicate that non-white ethnic minorities engage less in multitasking than whites, with Pakistani and Bangladeshi males spending the least time on total secondary activities. There also exists a significant ethnicity gap for secondary housework activities and for both males and females, although females in general engage more in multitasking. The effect is heterogeneous across different sub-groups. We review several potential interpretations and discuss whether these differences in behavior may relate, among other, to opportunity costs of time, different preferences and tastes of ethnic minorities, integration experience, family composition and household productivity.
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Do Ethnic Minorities “Stretch” Their Time? UK Household Evidence on Multitasking / Klaus, Zimmermann; ZAICEVA - RAZZOLINI, Anzelika. - In: REVIEW OF ECONOMICS OF THE HOUSEHOLD. - ISSN 1569-5239. - STAMPA. - 9:(2011), pp. 181-206. [10.1007/s11150-010-9103-4]
Klaus, Zimmermann; ZAICEVA - RAZZOLINI, Anzelika
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