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Household behavior and individual autonomy

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  • Claude d’Aspremont
  • Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira

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The paper proposes a model of household behavior with both private and public consumption where the spouses independently maximize their utilities, but taking into account, together with their own individual budget constraints, the collective household budget constraint with public goods evaluated at Lindahl prices. The Lagrange multipliers associated with these constraints are used to parameterize the set of equilibria, in addition to the usual parameterization by income shares. The proposed game generalizes both the ‘collective’ model of household behavior and the non-cooperative game with voluntary contributions to public goods.

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Paper provided by Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg in its series Working Papers of BETA with number 2009-17.

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Handle: RePEc:ulp:sbbeta:2009-17

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Keywords: Intra-household allocation; household financial management; degree of autonomy; Lindahl prices; local income pooling; separate spheres.;

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  1. Marie-Louise Leroux & Grégory Ponthière, 2009. "Wives, husbands and wheelchairs: Optimal tax policy under gender-specific health," PSE Working Papers halshs-00575059, HAL.
  2. Miriam Beblo & Denis Beninger, 2012. "Do husbands and wives pool their incomes? Experimental evidence," Working Papers of BETA 2012-10, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
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  4. Cherchye, L.J.H. & Demuynck, T. & Rock, B. de, 2011. "Noncooperative Household Consumption with Caring," Discussion Paper 2011-019, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  5. Paula GOBBI, 2013. "Childcare and Commitment within Households," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2013019, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).

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