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Dynamics of Intrahousehold Bargaining

  • Andaluz, Joaquín

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    (University of Zaragoza)

  • Marcén, Miriam

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    (University of Zaragoza)

  • Molina, José Alberto

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    (University of Zaragoza)

This paper studies the dynamics of bargaining in an intrahousehold context. To explore long-term partner relationships, we analyse bilateral bargaining by considering that spouses take decisions sequentially. We conclude that a greater valuation of the present, rather than the future, for the spouse who takes the second decision, increases the set of possible sustainable agreements, as well as the proportion of time that this agent devotes to a family good.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2008
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Publication status: published as 'Which spouse first decides in the household? The dynamics of bargaining' in: Theoretical Economics Letters, 2013, 3, 69-77
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp3757
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