This thesis attempts to do a survey of the economic literature about the theories of allocation of time throughout the time. We start with the seminal paper written by Becker in 1965, although we make some initial comments about some contributions made previously. We present, discuss and summarize some theories we selected, considering that this selection is representative of what the economic theories about the allocation of time have been since the beginning until the present day. Furthermore, we provide a more general framework than the one used by Gary S. Becker (1965). Such a theoretical framework allows for joint production within the household production theory. We call this general framework as the Generalized Economic Theory of Allocation of Time.
JEL CODES: D00, D01, D10, D11, D13.