The paper "Do you have time to take a walk together? Private and joint time within the household"
by Mette Gørtz, Martin Browning and co-author Olivier Donni, accepted for publication in the Economic Journal.
We develop a theoretical model for the intra-household allocation of time and consumption that distinguishes between partners’ joint and private leisure. Estimating the model using time use data leads to ﬁve ﬁndings. First, the intra-household expenditure distribution corre-lates with relative wages, consistent with the collective model. Second, men put relatively more weight on private expenditure and compos-ite leisure. Third, joint and private leisure are imperfect substitutes. Fourth, joint and private leisure are independent of the wage distri-bution, suggesting that togetherness does not substitute for economic factors. Fifth, higher female wages imply higher childcare hours for women, but lower for men.