Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1697554
 
 

References (27)



 


 



Do Couples Bargain Over Fertility? Evidence Based on Child Preference Data


Timo Hener


affiliation not provided to SSRN

September 2010

SOEPpaper No. 323

Abstract:     
Empirical literature has found evidence in favor of household bargaining models. In contrast to earlier tests that are limited to assignable private goods, we use child preference data in order to extend the empirical evidence on household bargaining to public household goods. In the empirical analysis, we exploit the different theoretical predictions for couples with heterogeneous and homogeneous preferences derived from household models. Our results indicate that couples bargain over fertility. Furthermore, we find that the ability to commit to household resource allocations depends on the gender of the partner with higher preferences.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: Fertility, Child Preferences, Intra-Household Allocation, Bargaining, Limited Commitment

JEL Classification: D01, D13, J13, J18

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: October 25, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Hener, Timo, Do Couples Bargain Over Fertility? Evidence Based on Child Preference Data (September 2010). SOEPpaper No. 323. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1697554 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1697554

Contact Information

Timo Hener (Contact Author)
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 291
Downloads: 30
References:  27

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo3 in 0.453 seconds