Wives’ Labor Supply and Taxation: a Conditional Preferences Approach
AbstractIn the context of the unitary model of household labour supply we test whether the husband’s work is separable from consumption and the wife’s work. We apply a conditional preferences approach to derive a conditional labor supply function for the wife consistent with a unitary model with nonseparable preferences. Our main results are that consumption and wife’s work hours are not separable from the husband’s labour supply. Furthermore we find that the wife’s and husband’s work hours are complements when men tend to work longer hours than a typical full-time contract.
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conditional preferences; non-separability; income taxation; married women labor supply;
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- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
- H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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- NEP-DCM-2005-04-30 (Discrete Choice Models)
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