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The Collective Farm-Household Model: Policy and Welfare Simulations

  • Eleonora Matteazzi


    (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

  • Martina Menon


    (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

  • Federico Perali


    (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

This study develops a household enterprise model extended to encompass recent advances in collective theory. We use a simulation model, in which production and consumption-leisure choices are represented along with the rule governing intra-household resource allocation, to analyze the income and wage responses of each family member. The household is treated as an equilibrium model whose accounts are based on a household social accounting matrix, and the social classes are the wife/husband classes. The simulation analysis illustrates the policy relevance of the collective approach to household behavior for inferring the impact of economic policies on individual welfare levels.

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Paper provided by University of Verona, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 20/2013.

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Date of creation: Nov 2013
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