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La modélisation collective de l'offre de travail. Mise en perspective et application aux données britanniques

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  • Andrew E. Clark
  • Hélène Couprie
  • Catherine Sofer

This paper estimates a collective model of labour supply on two-earner British couples (bhps [1997]). The results are as follows: – There is no « income pooling ». Women’s labour supply depends on which of the partners receives income support. – Collective restrictions seem to fit better on British than French data. – The sex ratio, which is the usual distribution factor, does not seem to play a role in the negotiation process. This result leads us to question the relevance of the sex ratio as a measure of the external opportunities for remarriage. Classification JEL : D10, J22.

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 55 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 767-789

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Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_554_0767
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