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Cooperative Household Models

  • Apps, Patricia

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    (University of Sydney)

  • Rees, Ray

    ()

    (University of Munich)

We set out a general framework for cooperative household models, based on Samuelson's idea of a household welfare function, but extending it to incorporate the key insight from Nash bargaining models – the idea that the household’s preference ordering over the utility profiles of its members depends on their wage rates (or prices more generally) and non-wage incomes. Applying reasonable general restrictions on the effects of changes in these variables allows derivation of the general implications of cooperative models.

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