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The sectoral labor supply of married couples in Brazil: Testing the unitary model of household behavior

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  • Jill Tiefenthaler

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    (Department of Economics, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA)

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    An assumption of the unitary model of household decision-making is that household members maximize one household utility function. This assumption implies that households pool their income and, therefore, the ownership of nonwage income has no effect on household demand. In this paper, this implication is tested by estimating multi-sector labor supply equations for men and women in Brazil. The results indicate that the unitary model is rejected in the informal and self-employment sectors for men and the formal and informal sectors for women; in these cases own nonwage income has a significantly negative effect on labor supply while spousal nonwage income has no significant effect.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Population Economics.

    Volume (Year): 12 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 591-606

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:12:y:1999:i:4:p:591-606

    Note: Received: 29 December 1997/Accepted: 9 December 1998
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    Keywords: Brazil · labor supply · household bargaining;

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    Cited by:
    1. Sven Stöwhase, 2011. "Non-minimization of source taxes on labor income: empirical evidence from Germany," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 293-306, June.
    2. Marie W. Arneberg & John K. Dagsvik & Zhiyang Jia, 2002. "Labor Market Modeling Recognizing Latent Job Attributes and Opportunity Constraints An Empirical Analysis of Labor Market Behavior of Eritrean Women," Discussion Papers 331, Research Department of Statistics Norway.
    3. Agenor, Pierre-Richard & Canuto, Otaviano, 2013. "Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil : a long-run analysis," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6348, The World Bank.
    4. Patrick M. Emerson & Andre Portela Souza, 2002. "Bargaining over Sons and Daughters: Child Labor, School Attendance and Intra-Household Gender Bias in Brazil," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0213, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.

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