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Enquête sur le trésor caché des couples mono-actifs

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  • Guillaume Allegre

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Henri Martin

    (ENSAE ParisTech)

A partir des Enquêtes Budget des Familles de l’INSEE, ce travail propose d’étudier les différences de consommation entre les couples bi-actifs et mono-actifs. Alors qu’une précédente étude 1a montré que toutes choses égales par ailleurs un couple mono-actif consacrait en moyenne une heure quotidienne de plus qu’un couple bi-actif aux tâches domestiques, nous tentons ici d’évaluer les éventuelles économies qui en découlent pour le ménage. En recourant à deux méthodes d’estimation différentes, l’une par régression multilinéaire, l’autre par matching il ressort qu’à revenu égal, les ménages mono-actifs dépensent en moyenne environ 2 000 euros de moins que les ménages bi-actifs tous les ans. Néanmoins, il n’est pas certain que la totalité de cette somme soit imputable à un surplus de travail domestique : il peut également s’expliquer par des comportements d’épargne différents. Notons que ce chiffre est légèrement inférieur au montant de 2 700 euros annuels qui correspond à la valorisation au SMIC horaire net de l’heure de travail domestique supplémentaire.

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  1. Lazear, Edward P & Michael, Robert T, 1980. "Real Income Equivalence among One-Earner and Two-Earner Families," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 70(2), pages 203-208, May.
  2. Guillaume Allègre & Victor Bart & laura.castell & Quentin Lippmann & Henri Martin, 2014. "Travail domestique :les couples mono-actifs en font-ils plus ?," Documents de Travail de l'OFCE 2014-17, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE).
  3. Bellante, Don & Foster, Ann C, 1984. " Working Wives and Expenditure on Services," Journal of Consumer Research, Oxford University Press, vol. 11(2), pages 700-707, September.
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