SEMINAR: Temperature and Joint Time Use Seminar

This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Wednesday 6 March 2024, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: In-person only
    A/D271 (above Alcuin Porters)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

Speaker: Sam Cosaert (Antwerp)

Abstract:  We combine exogenous variation in temperature at the county-day level in the U.S. with daily time use data to examine the effect of temperature on joint time use. We show that low temperatures reduce time spent with friends but increase time spent with family. Conversely, high temperatures increase time alone but reduce time with family. We provide evidence of the effect of temperature on joint time use being location-dependent. To rationalize this finding, we develop and test a dual-self model in which time allocation is the outcome of a decision process with an indoor and an outdoor self.

Host: Khushboo Surana (York)