Household Consumption When the Marriage Is Stable

  title={Household Consumption When the Marriage Is Stable},
  author={Laurens Cherchye},
We develop a novel framework to analyze the structural implications of the marriage market for household consumption patterns. We start by de…ning a revealed preference characterization of e¢ cient household consumption when the marriage is stable. In particular, stability means that the marriage matching is individually rational and has no blocking pairs. We show that this revealed preference characterization generates testable conditions even if there is only a single consumption observation… CONTINUE READING