• All the lonely people? : How living or working alone shapes our social lives 

    Rap, Robyn Alexandra
    Social integration and its inverse social isolation have concerned sociologists since the inception of the discipline. Over the last 30 years, living alone and working from home — two arrangements that have implications ...
  • Three essays in labor economics and public finance 

    Rodriguez Zamora, Carolina (2009-08)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first one brings together the areas of public and labor economics by developing a hypothesis that relates optimal taxation and time use. Using Mexican data on household time ...
  • Three essays on the economics of time use 

    Lim, Jean, 1972- (2009-05)
    Economists have rejected the popular view that time use is primarily influenced by local customs and law, and instead argue that it is determined by optimal choices of economic agents and the market mechanism. However the ...