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dc.contributor.authorDel Boca, Danielaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFlinn, Christopher J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:11:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:11:30Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33397-
dc.description.abstractWe formulate a model of household behavior in which cooperation is costly and in which these costs vary across households. Some households rationally decide to behave noncooperatively, which in our context is an efficient outcome. An intriguing feature of the model is that, while the welfare of the spouses is continuous in the state variables, labor supply decisions are not. Small changes in state variables may result in large changes in labor supplies when the household switches its mode of behavior. We estimate the model using a nationally representative sample of Italian households and find that the costly cooperation model significantly outperforms a noncooperative model. This suggests the possibility of attaining large gains in aggregate labor supply by adopting policies which promote cooperative household behavior.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2005en_US
dc.subject.jelC79en_US
dc.subject.jelD19en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold time allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordNash bargainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordNash equilibriumen_US
dc.subject.keywordmaximum likelihooden_US
dc.titleModes of spousal interaction and the labor market environmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn509195113en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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