Estimation of the demand function of household leisure expenditure in urban areas of Iran

Document Type : Research Article

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1 Assistant Professor Department of Accounting، Shariati Girls Technical College، Mahrat National University،Tehran،Iran

2 پژوهشگر جهاد دانشگاهی

3 استادیار پژوهشکده آمار

10.22084/aes.2024.28459.3644

Abstract

Leisure time and ways of spending it are one of the important parts of human daily life, which today is faced with many economic, social and cultural issues and challenges. The way of spending this time in dealing with personal and household matters has been taken away and turned into a real-virtual industry subject to various requirements and factors. The purpose of this article is to estimate the leisure time demand function of households in urban areas of Iran and to examine the factors related to the characteristics of urban households, including age, literacy level, gender, marital status, and the amount of financial resources of the head of the household on the time spent in leisure. For this purpose, ordinary least squares method was used to check the relationship between variables and to enter virtual variables in the model, and the coefficients of the model were estimated based on the data of the statistical year 2018-2019. Based on the results of the model, urban households with male heads leave less opportunity for leisure time compared to urban households with female heads; On the other hand, urban households whose heads are married have a greater tendency to devote time to leisure activities. In addition, financial availability is an effective factor in allocating more time to leisure in urban households.urban households whose heads are married have a greater tendency to devote time to leisure activities. In addition, financial availability is an effective factor in allocating more time to leisure in urban households.

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