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A note on separability and intra-household resource allocation in a collective household model

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  • Tomoki Fujii

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    (School of Economics, Singapore Management Unversity)

  • Ryuichiro Ishikawa

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    (University of Tsukuba)

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We consider a collective model of a household in which earn member has a utility function satisfying the weak separability condition. We show that the separability at the individual level carries over to the household level and that the allocation of private goods in any Pareto-efficient allocation can be supported as a Pareto-efficient allocation of the private sub-problem. We also provide the necessary and sufficient condition for the Pareto weight for the private sub-problem to move in the same direction as the household Pareto weight.

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Paper provided by Singapore Management University, School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 06-2012.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Publication status: Published in SMU Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series
Handle: RePEc:siu:wpaper:06-2012

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Keywords: Collective model; Intro-household resource allocation; Bargaining; Separability;

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