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date: 11 December 2019

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This article explores the implications of time use for measures of income and consumption inequality, summarizes relevant empirical resources and findings, and outlines an agenda for future research. It begins with an overview of the relationship between consumption, income, and time use, and then summarizes recent research on time allocation and its implications for relative well-being. Next, it summarizes research comparing differences in leisure time, assigning a market value to household production, and analyzing inequality among and within households. The final section explores some implications for analysis of poverty and public policy.

Keywords: income inequality, consumption inequality, time allocation, leisure time, household production, poverty, public policy

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