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Title:Collective Female Labour Supply : Theory and Application PDF Logo
Authors:Donni, Olivier
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1506
Abstract:In this paper, we deal with female labour supply in the collective framework. We study married couples and start from the empirical observation that the husband?s labour supply is generally fixed at full-time. We then show that, in this case, structural elements of the decision process, such as individual preferences or the rule that determines the intrahousehold distribution of welfare, can be identified if household demand for at least one commodity, together with the wife?s labour supply, is observed. These theoretical considerations are followed by an empirical application using French data.
Subjects:collective decisions
female labour supply
commodity demands
JEL:D12
J22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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