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Time allocation within the family: welfare implications of life in a couple

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  • Helene Couprie

    (Greqam & Université de la Méditerranée)

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This paper analyzes the household decision-making process leading to the allocation of time and consumption in the family. We estimate, on the British Household Panel Survey, a collective model of demand for leisure generalized to the production of a household public good. For the first time in such a framework the sharing rule conditional on public expenditures is identified by woman's change of family status: from single-living to couple or from couple to single-living. Welfare implications are elaborated. Woman's share of household's private expenditures appears to be on average 45%.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0312003.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 16 Dec 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0312003

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Keywords: collective model; public good; domestic production; sharing rule identification;

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