Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45046
Authors: 
Rojas, Mariano
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.57
Abstract: 
This paper uses a subjective wellbeing approach to study the role of household arrangements on the health satisfaction of an individual. It also studies the impact of household arrangements on health satisfaction across different income groups, by contrasting two main theories of the family: the altruistic/communitarian theory, which emphasizes altruism within the family, implies that the within-the-household allocation of relevant health satisfaction resources leads towards an egalitarian distribution of health satisfaction, and second, the cooperative bargaining theory according to which the family emerges as the cooperative equilibrium outcome from the unilateral interests of each household member. Thus, each household member takes advantage of their bargaining power to attain an equilibrium that favours their personal interests.
Subjects: 
health
health satisfaction
subjective wellbeing
intra-household arrangements
Mexico
JEL: 
I10
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-105-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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