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La produzione domestica: il valore aggiunto generato dalle famiglie


  • Monica Montella


The role of households in the non market production and the importance of the household production has come topical in the last few years as a result of studies on the measurement of economic well-being of society. Non-market household production covers the goods and services household members produce for their own consumption by combining their unpaid labour and goods and services they acquire on the market. The value added generated by these activities is excluded from conventional macro-economic aggregates. Then there is a need to promote the construction of a satellite account of household production by extending the analysis to non market household activities made. The sorts of variations in the basic concepts regards a different production boundary, an enlarged concept of consumption or capital formation, an extension of the scope of assets, and so on. Using those alternative concepts may give rise to partial complementary aggregates, the purpose of which is to supplement the central system. This paper presents a satellite account of the informal household production for Italy in 2002 and it try to highlight the relevant results that can be drown for policy use.

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  • Monica Montella, 2012. "La produzione domestica: il valore aggiunto generato dalle famiglie," Working Papers 155, University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sap:wpaper:wp155

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    household satellite account; National Accounts; unpaid domestic work;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C18 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Methodolical Issues: General
    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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