Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33204
Authors: 
Blundell, Richard W.
Chiappori, Pierre-André
Magnac, Thierry
Meghir, Costas
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1785
Abstract: 
We present identification and estimation results for the collective model of labour supply in which there are discrete choices, censoring of hours and nonparticipation in employment. We derive the collective restrictions on labour supply functions and contrast them with restrictions implied by the usual unitary framework. Using the large changes in the wage structure between men and women in the UK over the last two decades we estimate a collective labor supply model for married couples without children. The implications of the unitary framework are rejected while those of the collective approach are not. The estimates of the sharing rule show that wages have a strong influence on bargaining power within couples.
Subjects: 
collective models
labor supply
JEL: 
D11
D12
D13
D70
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
427.74 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.