Department of Economics Fall 2020 Brown Bag Series

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Date(s) - 10/19/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The Brown Bag Seminar Series offers current ECON graduate students the opportunity to present ongoing research or to workshop new ideas. The seminars are held on Mondays from 12:00-1:00pm and will be held over Zoom for the fall semester.

For more information on the series or specific seminars, please contact Elene Murvanidze at

On Monday October 19th Ph.D. graduate student Ashish Sedai will be presenting his paper, “Opportunity Costs of Unpaid Care: Evidence from Panel Time Diaries.”

Abstract: We examine the effects of unpaid caregiving on time allocated to labor supply, home production, leisure, and personal care.  After controlling for time-invariant heterogeneity using panel time diaries, we find that older caregivers reduced time allocated to each domain fairly evenly overall.   However,  women  showed a stronger tendency to reduce personal care and labor supply while men showed stronger declines in time de-voted to home production.  Gendered differences are more pronounced with intensive and non-spousal care.  Results highlight time-cost differentials that could be driving observed gender gaps in health and labor market outcomes among unpaid caregivers. The study also underscores the serious endogeneity concerns between caregiving and broader time allocation patterns.

Meeting ID: 945 5603 8513