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Collective labour supply with children

Blundell, R.; Chiappori, P-A.; Meghir, C.; (2002) Collective labour supply with children. (IFS Working Papers W02/08). Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK. Green open access

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We extend the collective model of household behavior to allow for the existence of public consumption. We show how this model allows to analyze welfare consequences of policies aimed at changing the distribution of power within the household. In particular, we claim that our setting provides an adequate conceptual framework for addressing issues linked to the ’targetting’ of specific benefits or taxes. We also show that the observation of the labor supplies and the household demand for the public good allow to identify individual welfare and the decision process. This requires either a separability assumption, or the presence of a distribution factor.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Collective labour supply with children
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/2013
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2959
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