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Title:Income pooling and household division of labor: Evidence from Danish couples PDF Logo
Authors:Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina
Bonke, Jens
Grossbard, Shoshana
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5418
Abstract:If income pooling indicates primary earners' willingness to trade part of their income with spouses who earn less and work more in household production, then among specialized couples income pooling will be positively associated with the price of commercial domestic services, substitutes for household production. In line with our prediction, analyses of data from a unique Danish household survey show that complete income pooling is more frequent where commercial domestic services are more expensive.
Subjects:home production
income pooling
household finance
domestic services
JEL:D13
D14
J12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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