The impact of changes in life-stage on time allocations in Denmark: a panel study 2001-2009

Research report

May 2012


Externally reviewed

Study Paper No. 42


Written by: Jens Bonke


This paper presents an investigation of the relationship between the stages of life of men and women and their allocation of time to various activities: paid employment, household work, child care and leisure. In particular, the study examines how this allocation of time changes from one stage of life to another. The researcher uses a new data panel set supplemented with Danish administrative register data, and this permits an analysis of the effect of the individual endogenous characteristics of the respondents, such as their preferences for specific activities.