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Spending time and money within the household

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  • Martin Browning
  • Mette Gortz

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We consider theoretically and empirically the allocation of time and money within the household. The novelty of our empirical work is that we have a survey which provides information on both time use and the allocation of some goods within the household, for the same households. We can consider whether a partner who enjoys more leisure also receives more consumption, which looks like the outcome of `power` within the household, or receives less consumption, which looks like differing tastes across households.

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  • Martin Browning & Mette Gortz, 2006. "Spending time and money within the household," Economics Series Working Papers 288, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Intra-household Allocation; Household Production;

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    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor

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