Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95552
Authors: 
Koulovatianos, Christos
Minkovski, Polina
Schroeder, Carsten
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series 528
Abstract: 
We use data from the Luxembourg Income Study in order to quantify the economy-wide monetary gains achieved by household-size economies due to within-household sharing of goods by individuals living in multimember households. In most countries out of the twenty countries we examine, we observe a decline in monetary gains achieved by household-size economies over time. This decline is the result of a demographic trend towards smaller-sized household units, rather than a change in the shares of aggregate disposable income earned by household types of different size.
Subjects: 
equivalence scale
welfare
demographic change
Luxembourg Income tudy
household size economies
income distribution
family economics
JEL: 
D1
D13
D31
I31
J11
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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