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Do Husbands and Wives Pool Their Resources?: Further Evidence

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  • Julie L. Hotchkiss

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This paper replicates results of an article showing that families with children increased expenditures on women’s clothing (relative to men’s) after implementation of a policy that shifted a child subsidy “payment” from the father to the mother. These results were interpreted as evidence that families do not pool their income but allocate consumption based on income source. However, the current paper also finds an increase in relative spending on women’s clothing among childless couples, a sample the policy change did not impact. Alternative explanations are explored for observing these patterns, but none can rule out either bargaining or income pooling.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

Volume (Year): 40 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:40:y:2005:i:2:p519-531

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  2. Schady, Norbert & Rosero, Jose, 2007. "Are cash transfers made to women spent like other sources of income?," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 4282, The World Bank.
  3. Piper, Greg & Schnepf, Sylke V., 2007. "Gender Differences in Charitable Giving," IZA Discussion Papers 3242, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Eriksson, Rickard, 2008. "Is women's non-market time more valuable than men's?," Working Paper Series, Swedish Institute for Social Research 2/2008, Swedish Institute for Social Research.
  5. Kruse, Ioana & Pradhan, Menno & Sparrow, Robert, 2009. "Health Spending and Decentralization in Indonesia," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 33, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.

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