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


  • 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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  • Andrew E. Clark & Hélène Couprie & Catherine Sofer, 2004. "La modélisation collective de l'offre de travail. Mise en perspective et application aux données britanniques," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 55(4), pages 767-789.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_554_0767

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    2. Laurence Scialom, 1995. "Les modèles de paiements concurrentiels : éléments d'analyse critique ," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 46(1), pages 35-55.
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    1. Catherine Sofer & Natalia Radtchenko & Ekaterina Kalugina, 2008. "Une analyse du partage intra familial du revenu à partir de données subjectives," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 186(5), pages 101-116.
    2. Henri Martin & Hélene Perivier, 2015. "Les échelles d'équivalence a l'épreuve des nouvelles configurations familiales," Documents de Travail de l'OFCE 2015-16, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE).
    3. Donni, Olivier, 2008. "Labor supply, home production, and welfare comparisons," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(7), pages 1720-1737, July.
    4. Olivier Donni & Eleonora Matteazzi, 2016. "Collective Decisions, Household Production, and the Labor Force Participation," THEMA Working Papers 2016-05, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.
    5. Carole Brunet & Nathalie Havet, 2011. "Homeownership and job-match quality in France," Working Papers 1131, Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Étienne (GATE Lyon St-Étienne), Université de Lyon.
    6. Rizavi, Sayyid Salman & Sofer, Catherine, 2009. "Women's Relative Position and the Division of Household Work A Study of French Couples," European Journal of Economic and Social Systems, Lavoisier, vol. 22(2), pages 13-26.
    7. Olivier Donni & Nicolas Moreau, 2007. "Collective Labor Supply: A Single-Equation Model and Some Evidence from French Data," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 42(1).
    8. Rana Hendy & Catherine Sofer, 2010. "A Collective Model of Female Labor Supply : Do Distribution Factors Matter in the Egyptian Case ?," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00482492, HAL.
    9. Natalia Radtchenko, 2009. "Identifying Intra-household Welfare Distribution," Documents de recherche 09-04, Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne.
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    JEL classification:

    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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