La modélisation collective de l'offre de travail. Mise en perspective et application aux données britanniques
This paper estimates a collective model of labour supply on two-earner British couples (bhps ). 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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