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Quantity rationing and concavity in a flexible household labor supply model

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  • Kapteyn, A.J.

    (Tilburg University)

  • Kooreman, P.

    (Tilburg University)

  • Soest, A.H.O. van

    (Tilburg University)

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In the first part of this paper, the authors derive explicit expressions for the direct utility functions, conditional demand equations, and concavity conditions in both price/income and quantity space for the demand system introduced by Hausman and Ruud (1984). These results are then used in an empirical static family labor supply model, in which kinked budget constraints and unemployment benefits are taken into account for both spouses. Imposition of concavity is necessary for consistent estimation and the concavity constraint appears to be binding. Copyright 1990 by MIT Press.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University in its series Open Access publications from Tilburg University with number urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-364376.

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Date of creation: 1990
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Publication status: Published in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1990) v.72, p.55-62
Handle: RePEc:ner:tilbur:urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-364376

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