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Who Wears The Pants In The Family: Power Distribution In Family Consumption


  • Just, David R.
  • Heiman, Amir
  • Zilberman, David


This paper combines the Becker family production model with a cooperative bargaining model to analyze power distribution within the family. Family consumption decisions are often made by one person, but for several people, suggesting traditional decision theory is inadequate. Using data gathered in Israel, we show the significance of family relationships in purchasing behavior.

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  • Just, David R. & Heiman, Amir & Zilberman, David, 2000. "Who Wears The Pants In The Family: Power Distribution In Family Consumption," 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL 21739, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea00:21739

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    1. Ayres, Robert U & Kneese, Allen V, 1969. "Production , Consumption, and Externalities," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 59(3), pages 282-297, June.
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