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dc.contributor.authorAdhvaryu, Achyutaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNyshadham, Ananten_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20T13:14:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-20T13:14:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59140-
dc.description.abstractModels of the agricultural household have traditionally relied on assumptions regarding the complementarity or substitutability of family labor inputs. We show how data on time allocations, health shocks and corresponding treatment choices can be used to test these assumptions. Data from Tanzania provide evidence that complementarities exist and can explain the pattern of labor supply adjustments across household members and productive activities following acute sickness. In particular, we find that sick and healthy household members both shift labor away from self-employment and into farming when the sick recover more quickly. Infra-marginal adjustments within farming activity types provide further evidence of farm-specific complementarities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherYale Univ., Economic Growth Center New Haven, Conn.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCenter Discussion Paper, Economic Growth Center 996en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ43en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordintra-household allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth shocksen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomplementarityen_US
dc.titleLabor complementarities and health in the agricultural householden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn662027833en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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