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Estimating Intrahousehold Allocation in a Collective Model With Household Production

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  • Aronsson, Thomas

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    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov

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    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Wikström, Magnus

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    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to estimate the intra-family distribution of income and the individual demand for leisure and household production from Swedish cross-sectional household data. As a basis for the analysis, we use a collective model where each individual is characterized by his or her own utility function and divides total time between leisure, household production and market work. For the purpose of comparison, we also estimate a more traditional model of labor supply, the unitary model. It is found that the unitary model can be rejected against the more general collective model, while the income pooling hypothesis cannot be rejected.

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Paper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 495.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 09 Mar 1999
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Population Economics, 2001, pages 569-584.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0495

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Keywords: Intra-household allocation; time-use; household production; collective model;

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