Fifty years ago, Gary Becker published ''A theory of the allocation of time'' in the EJ, a paper that has nearly 10,000 citations in Google Scholar. A special anniversary session discussed Becker''s ideas and their influence on labour economics, family economics, health economics and transport economics. Here, Robert Pollak talks to Mark Thoma about Gary Becker''s seminal work on the economics of the family and its influence today.
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The Economic Journal 125th Anniversary Special Issue is available for free online here.