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Household behavior and individual autonomy

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  • d’ASPREMONT, Claude

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    (Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE))

  • DOS SANTOS FERREIRA, Rodolphe

Abstract

The paper proposes a model of household behavior with both private and public consumption where the spouses independently maximize their utilities, but taking into account, together with their own individual budget constraints, the collective household budget constraint with public goods evaluated at Lindahl prices. The Lagrange multipliers associated with these constraints are used to parameterize the set of equilibria, in addition to the usual parameterization by income shares. The proposed game generalizes both the ‘collective’ model of household behavior and the non-cooperative game with voluntary contributions to public goods.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2009022.

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Date of creation: 01 Apr 2009
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2009022

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Keywords: intra-household allocation; household financial management; degree of autonomy; Lindahl prices; local income pooling; separate spheres;

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Cited by:
  1. Paula GOBBI, 2013. "Childcare and Commitment within Households," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2013019, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  2. Laurens CHERCHYE & Thomas DEMUYNCK & Bram DE ROCK, 2010. "Noncooperative household consumption with caring," Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers ces10.34, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën.
  3. Marie-Louise Leroux & Grégory Ponthière, 2009. "Wives, husbands and wheelchairs: Optimal tax policy under gender-specific health," PSE Working Papers halshs-00575059, HAL.
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  5. Miriam Beblo & Denis Beninger, 2012. "Do husbands and wives pool their incomes? Experimental evidence," Working Papers of BETA 2012-10, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.

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