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Multiple job holding: the artist’s labor supply approach

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  • Carlos Casacuberta

    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Néstor Gandelman

    (Universidad ORT, Uruguay)

Abstract

This paper analyzes a labor supply model in which individuals maximize a utility function that depends on leisure time, consumption and time devoted to an activity that is termed “artistic”. This activity may generate income that depends non linearly on hours dedicated to it. The individual can also work in the labor market (an activity that does not increase utility by itself) in exchange for an hourly wage, and obtain income not related to hours. Conditions are obtained that sort individuals in two groups, part time and full time artists, deriving their labor supply functions in both activities. The predictions of the model are tested empirically using a sample of musicians from a Uruguayan performing rights society.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 1906.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2006
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Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1906

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Keywords: Labor supply; time allocation; artist’s labor supply; cultural economics;

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  1. Singer, Leslie P, 1981. "Supply Decisions of Professional Artists," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 71(2), pages 341-46, May.
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  1. Popović, Milenko & Ratković, Kruna, 2013. "Oversupply of Labor and Other Peculiarities of Arts Labor Market," EconStor Preprints 83025, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.

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