On Measuring Convergence in the Use of Time

Gonzalez-Chapela, Jorge

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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1289
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-12894
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2005
The title of a journal, publication series: None
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des MEA (Mannheim Research Institute For the Economics of Aging) > MEA Discussion Papers
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Classification: JEL: J26. J22 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Pensionierung , Konvergenz , Streuung <Stochastik>
Abstract: In the study of the effects of retirement on the allocation of time, this paper discusses methods that evaluate convergence in patterns of time use. Scalar measures of multivariate scatter are revealed to be a more general method than previous devices utilized in the time-use literature. However, since time devoted to some activities could be correlated with time devoted to others, the degree of scatter observed in the data tend to be affected by the level of activity aggregation selected by the researcher.
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