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On the Importance of Household Production in Collective Models: Evidence from U.S. Data

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  • Donni, Olivier

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    (University of Cergy-Pontoise)

  • Matteazzi, Eleonora

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    (University of Verona)

The present paper develops a theoretical model of labor supply with domestic production. It is shown that the structural components of the model can be identified without a distribution factor, thereby generalizing the initial results of Apps and Rees (1997) and Chiappori (1997). The theoretical model is then estimated using the ATUS data. The empirical results are compared to those obtained from a similar model without domestic production.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
Publication status: published in: Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 105/106, 99-126
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp4944
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