• New research on domestic outsourcing on-line now in Journal of Marriage and Family

New research on “Domestic Outsourcing, Housework Time and Subjective Time Pressure: New Insights from Panel Data” in collaboration with Lyn Craig (University of Sydney), Paco Perales (University of Queensland), and Janeen Baxter (University of Queensland) is now published online in the Journal of Marriage and Family. 

In this paper we overcome data and methodological limitations of prior research on the examination of how hiring household help could reduce housework time and alleviate subjective time pressure. Using panel data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey and modelling techniques that take account of possible reverse causality, we show that outsourcing does in fact reduce housework time, narrow gender gaps, and lower women’s subjective time pressure. 

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