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Guidelines for Citing BEA Information | ID: 1294 | Created: Apr-16-2018
Cooking, cleaning, caring for children, shopping, gardening and doing odd jobs around the house are examples of household production. The travel time related to these tasks is counted, too. We use what's known as the "third person" criteria: Would someone pay another person (a "third person" from outside the home) to perform the activity? If so, it's included in household production. For example, many parents pay for child care. But people wouldn't pay someone to watch television for them, so leisure activities like watching TV aren't included.
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