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A survey on intra-household models and evidence

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  • Xu, Zeyu
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Intra-household models have achieved significant theoretical development and received considerable empirical support within the past decade. This paper is a comprehensive and updated survey on three most influential categories of intra-household models: the Nash cooperative bargaining settings, the collective settings, and the non-cooperative settings. Various models and the latest development within each category are discussed, along with corresponding testable restrictions and limitations. Dynamic cooperative bargaining models and endogenous collective models are introduced as the latest efforts in incorporating a richer set of elements to the intra-household theory. The latest empirical results are summarized along with their policy implications.

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Keywords: Intrahousehold economics; bargaining models; collective models;

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