Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2013

Abstract

Exploiting unique panel data that include direct measurements of resource allocation within households, we investigated the impact of childbirth on intrahousehold allocation for married Japanese couples. Based on a collective model of the household, we developed reduced-form and structural-form estimation equations that allow us to focus on private goods to track the changes in intrahousehold resource allocation. We found one additional child is associated with a reduction in the wife's private expenditure share by at least two percentage points. This may be because she substitutes more say in decisions on the children for her own private expenditure share.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Behavioral Economics | Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Volume

75

Issue

3

First Page

362

Last Page

387

ISSN

1468-0084

Identifier

10.1111/j.1468-0084.2012.00699.x

Publisher

Wiley

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2012.00699.x

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