Gender and Say: A Model of Household Behaviour with Endogenously Determined Balance of Power

@article{Basu2006GenderAS,
  title={Gender and Say: A Model of Household Behaviour with Endogenously Determined Balance of Power},
  author={Kaushik Basu},
  journal={Labor: Demographics \& Economics of the Family},
  year={2006}
}
  • K. Basu
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Economics
  • Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family
The evidence that the same total income can lead a household to choose different consumption vectors, depending on who brings in how much of the income, has led to an effort to replace the standard unitary model of the household with the ‘collective model’, which recognizes that the husband and the wife may have different preferences and depending on the balance of power between them the household may choose differently. One weakness of this new literature is that it fails to recognize that the… 
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