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Self-Enforcing Family Rules, Marriage and the (non)Neutrality of Public Intervention

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  • Alessandro Cigno
  • Mizuki Komura
  • Annalisa Luporini

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We demonstrate the existence of self-enforcing, renegotiation-proof family rules requiring adults to provide attention for their elderly parents in a model where individuals marry, and Nash-bargain the allocation of domestic resources with their partners. We show that public policy is neutralized by private action in some cases, but not in general.

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  • Alessandro Cigno & Mizuki Komura & Annalisa Luporini, 2016. "Self-Enforcing Family Rules, Marriage and the (non)Neutrality of Public Intervention," Working Papers - Economics wp2016_04.rdf, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics

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