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Rationalité individuelle ou rationalité stratégique : le cas de l'offre familiale de travail


  • François Bourguignon


[fre] Cet article analyse le statut des conditions de Slutsky dans le test de la rationalité des décisions d'offre de travail d'un ménage à deux membres. Il y est montré que ces conditions peuvent être satisfaites dans un modèle stratégique, fondamenta­lement différent de la maximisation d'une utilité collective, et que, inversement, elles ne sont pas toujours satisfaites, empiriquement, sous cette dernière hypothèse qui peut, dans ces conditions, être à considérer comme un postulat. [eng] Individual or strategic rationality : . The case of family labor supply. François Bourguignon. This paper explores the status of Slutsky conditions for testing the rationality of labor-supply decision-making in a two-members household. It is shown that those conditions may hold in a game-theoretic model, fundamentally distinct from the collective utility maximization assumption, and that, conversely, they may not be empirically satisfied under the latter assumption, which might thus be considered as a postulate.

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  • François Bourguignon, 1984. "Rationalité individuelle ou rationalité stratégique : le cas de l'offre familiale de travail," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 35(1), pages 147-162.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1984_num_35_1_408771
    Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.1984.408771

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    1. Nicolas Moreau, 2001. "Approches pluri-décisionnelles de la famille," Revue Française d'Économie, Programme National Persée, vol. 15(4), pages 145-185.
    2. Zweimuller, Josef & Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf & Falkinger, Josef, 1996. "Retirement of spouses and social security reform," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 449-472, February.
    3. Olivier Bargain & Miriam Beblo & Denis Beninger & Richard Blundell & Raquel Carrasco & Maria-Concetta Chiuri & François Laisney & Valérie Lechene & Nicolas Moreau & Michal Myck & Javier Ruiz-Castillo , 2006. "Does the Representation of Household Behavior Matter for Welfare Analysis of Tax-benefit Policies? An Introduction," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 4(2), pages 99-111, June.
    4. Vermeulen, Frederic, 2002. " Collective Household Models: Principles and Main Results," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 16(4), pages 533-564, September.
    5. Dominique Goux & Eric Maurin & Barbara Petrongolo, 2014. "Worktime Regulations and Spousal Labor Supply," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(1), pages 252-276, January.
    6. Molina, José Alberto & Gimenez-Nadal, J. Ignacio & Velilla, Jorge, 2018. "Intertemporal Labor Supply: A Household Collective Approach," IZA Discussion Papers 11276, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    7. Martin Browning & Pierre-André Chiappori & Valérie Lechene, 2006. "Collective and Unitary Models: A Clarification," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 4(1), pages 5-14, March.
    8. Laurens Cherchye & Sam Cosaert & Thomas Demuynck & Bram De Rock, 2017. "Group Consumption with Caring Individuals," Working Papers ECARES ECARES 2017-45, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    9. Donni, Olivier, 2006. "Les modèles non coopératifs d’offre de travail : théorie et évidence," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 82(1), pages 181-206, mars-juin.
    10. Lucia Mangiavacchi & Chiara Rapallini, 2014. "Self-Reported Economic Condition And Home Production: Intra-Household Allocation In Italy," Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 66(3), pages 279-304, July.
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