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How Do Spouses Share Their Full Income? Identification Of The Sharing Rule Using Self-Reported Income

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  • Ekaterina Kalugina
  • Natalia Radtchenko
  • Catherine Sofer

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The paper applies the collective model to the analysis of intra-household inequality using one of the subjective-qualitative questions available in the RLMS (Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey) data, and provides a test for its assumptions. Interpreting the individual answers as reported budget scales we assume a correspondence between the budget level that household members report and their true income sharing. We first show that this assumption is supported by the data, and then use couples who report the same level of budget to identify the full sharing rule for the whole sample. Copyright 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation International Association for Research in Income and Wealth 2009.

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  • Ekaterina Kalugina & Natalia Radtchenko & Catherine Sofer, 2009. "How Do Spouses Share Their Full Income? Identification Of The Sharing Rule Using Self-Reported Income," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 55(2), pages 360-391, June.
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    1. Susanne Elsas, 2016. "Income Sharing within Households: Evidence from Data on Financial Satisfaction," Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(3), pages 1-16, September.
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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables

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