Self‐Reported Economic Condition and Home Production: Intra‐Household Allocation in Italy
26 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2014
Date Written: July 2014
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
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