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Les échelles d'équivalence complètes : une estimation intégrant les dimensions monétaire et temporelle des dépenses des ménages



The statistical match of a Family Budgets survey and Time Use survey (INSEE 2000) makes possible, once evaluated the cost of the time, the estimation of the full expenditure of household integrating the value of the domestic production and the monetary expenditure. The full cost of the child computed using the classic methods of demand systems estimation is higher than the child cost obtained by the monetary approach. To a lesser extent the same result is obtained for the cost of a second adult. The economies of scale seem to be stronger in the time use dimension than for monetary expenditure. Also, the inequality of the full incomes obtained by the matching is lower than those computed on monetary incomes only

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  • François Gardes & Imen Sayadi & Christophe Starzec, 2013. "Les échelles d'équivalence complètes : une estimation intégrant les dimensions monétaire et temporelle des dépenses des ménages," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 13084, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  • Handle: RePEc:mse:cesdoc:13084

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    1. Bruce Bradbury, 2004. "The Price, Cost, Consumption and Value of Children," Labor and Demography 0411001, EconWPA.
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    Equivalence scale; child cost; time allocation; monetary expenditure; full expenditure; income inequalities; poverty;

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    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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