Self‐Reported Economic Condition and Home Production: Intra‐Household Allocation in Italy

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Lucia Mangiavacchi

University of the Balearic Islands - Departament d'Economia Aplicada

Chiara Rapallini

University of Florence

Date Written: July 2014

Abstract

This paper applies a collective model of intra‐household welfare distribution using individual self‐reported data. The model accounts for household production, and self‐reported information on economic condition is used to identify the sharing rule governing the bargaining process in the family. The theoretical framework implies a broad concept of full income, which includes household production as time allocated to domestic activities. We find that self‐reported data on economic status are useful in recovering individual shares of household income and that both wages and non‐strictly‐economic individual variables play an important role in the bargaining process determining the sharing rule in Italy.

Keywords: collective model, full income, household production, intra‐household inequality, Italy, subjective wellbeing, time use

JEL Classification: D13, J16, J22, O52

Suggested Citation

Mangiavacchi, Lucia and Rapallini, Chiara, Self‐Reported Economic Condition and Home Production: Intra‐Household Allocation in Italy (July 2014). Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 66, Issue 3, pp. 279-304, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2462617 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8586.2012.00446.x

Lucia Mangiavacchi (Contact Author)

University of the Balearic Islands - Departament d'Economia Aplicada ( email )

Crta. de Valldemossa km 7,5
07122 Palma
Spain

Chiara Rapallini

University of Florence ( email )

Piazza di San Marco, 4
Florence, 50121
Italy

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