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Tests of income pooling in household decisions

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Using the Progresa data from Mexico, we investigate intra-household decision making using a variety of outcomes. We exploit both the experimental nature and the (short) panel dimension of the data to measure the impact of exogenous changes in the intra-household distribution of resources on household decisions. We test for global pooling of resources within households, which would correspond to the unitary model of household decision making. We also exploit a set of questions about power and ...

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University of Oxford
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2002-06-01
Paper number:
106
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1144317
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pubs:1144317
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2020-12-15

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