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Time allocation within the family: welfare implications of life in a couple

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Publication date

2007

Abstract

A collective model of leisure demand, generalised to the production of a household public good, is estimated on the British Household Panel Survey. The sharing rule is identified by using an original parametric framework based on the change of family status: from single-living to couple or from couple to single-living. Womens' ratios of private household expenditures are 40% on average. The level of intra-household inequality appears highly dependent on the intra-household wage gap. Omitting household production in the model would overestimate the ratio by 7 percentage points on average.

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Economic Journal

Volume

117 (516):287-305

Subjects

Time Use, Income Dynamics, and Household Economics

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/search/sECONOMIC+JOURNAL/seconomic+journal/1%2C2%2C3%2CB/exact&FF=seconomic+journal&1%2C2%2C/indexsort=-

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