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Title:The measurement of child costs: evidence from Ireland PDF Logo
Authors:Bargain, Olivier
Donni, Olivier
Gbakou, Monnet Benoit Patrick
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4672
Abstract:We apply an extension of the Rothbarth approach to estimate the share of household resources accruing to children (i.e., the cost of children) in Ireland. The method also allows us to identify the economies of scale in the household and indifference scales in Lewbel (2003)'s sense. A practical aspect of the present approach is that it does not require price variation. The identification of the children's share requires the observation of adult-specific goods as in the traditional Rothbarth method. We compare our findings to previous results for Ireland.
Subjects:Consumer demand
collective model
sharing rule
cost of children
equivalence scales
indifference scales
JEL:D11
D12
C30
D36
I31
J12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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