Married with Children: A Collective Labor Supply Model with Detailed Time Use and Intrahousehold Expenditure Information
AbstractWe propose a collective labor supply model with household production that generalizes an original model of Blundell, Chiappori and Meghir (2005). In our model, adults' individual preferences do not only depend on own leisure and individual private consumption of market goods. They also depend on the consumption of domestic goods, which are produced by combining goods bought at the market with individuals' time. We apply our model to new and unique data on Dutch couples with children. The data contains detailed information about the spouses' time use and the intrahousehold allocation of all expenditures. Our application uses a novel estimation strategy that builds upon the familiar two-stage allocation representation of the collective model. We obtain interesting (and plausible) empirical results. Spousesâ preferences depend on the consumption of domestically produced goods (including children's welfare). Next, Pareto weights depend on variables like the individual wages and the share in the householdâs nonlabor income. Finally, and perhaps surprisingly, we do not find evidence that mothers care more for their children than fathers.
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Date of creation: 2012
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Publication status: Published in: The American economic review (2012) v.102,p.3377-3405
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- Laurens Cherchye & Bram De Rock & Frederic Vermeulen, 2012. "Married with Children: A Collective Labor Supply Model with Detailed Time Use and Intrahousehold Expenditure Information," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 102(7), pages 3377-3405, December.
- Laurens CHERCHYE & Bram DE ROCK & Frederic VERMEULEN, 2010. "Married with children: a collective labor supply model with detailed time use and intrahousehold expenditure information," Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische StudiÃ«n ces10.24, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën.
- Cherchye, L.J.H. & Rock, B. de & Vermeulen, F.M.P., 2010. "Married with Children: A Collective Labor Supply Model with Detailed Time Use and Intrahousehold Expenditure Information," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research 2010-99, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
- Cherchye, Laurens & De Rock, Bram & Vermeulen, Frederic, 2010. "Married with Children: A Collective Labor Supply Model with Detailed Time Use and Intrahousehold Expenditure Information," IZA Discussion Papers 5190, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
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