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Dynamics of intrahousehold bargaining

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  • Andaluz, Joaquín
  • Marcén, Miriam
  • Molina, José Alberto

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This paper studies the dynamics of bargaining in an intrahousehold context. To explore long-term partner relationships, we analyse bilateral bargaining by considering that spouses take decisions sequentially. We conclude that, for the spouse who takes the second decision, a greater discount factor increases the set of possible sustainable agreements, as well as the proportion of time that this agent devotes to a family good.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17742.

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Keywords: Family Bargaining; Stackelberg Game; Family Good.;

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