Pattern of Time Allocation of Home Production in Iran’s Rural and Urban Areas

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor of Economics, Payame Noor University of Tehran

2 Assistant Professor of Economics, Research Center of Statistical Center of Iran

3 Ph.D. Candidates in Economics, Payame Noor University of Tehran


The main purpose of this paper is to present a pattern of time allocation of the Iranian head of households’ housework for rural and urban areas, in 2015 using the data of Statistical Centre of Iran. In this research, the theory of allocation of time (household production) of Gary Becker has been used, and the effect of the households’ socio-economic characteristics (including age of head of household, size of household, area of household's lodging, education and income of head of household) on the time spending for home production with household budget and time constraints has been studied. The results indicate that male and female who are head of household in rural areas spent more hours for home production compare to urban areas. Also, the male in urban and rural areas, compare to the female, devoted less hours to housework.


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