Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20801
Authors: 
Gersbach, Hans
Haller, Hans
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 1502
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the effects of sociological changes in the form of a shift of influence within two-member households participating in labor and product markets. The most striking effects occur when household members differ in individual preferences and enjoy positive leisure-dependent externalities. For instance, a global sociological change where the ?workaholic" member becomes more influential in each working class household can render the working class worse off. A binding restriction on the number of hours an individual is allowed to work can benefit all workers.
Subjects: 
household behavior
general equilibrium
externalities
labor supply
JEL: 
D50
J22
D10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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