The measurement of child costs : evidence from Ireland

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Title: The measurement of child costs : evidence from Ireland
Authors: Bargain, Olivier
Gbakou, Monnet
Donni, Olivier
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2631
Date: Jan-2010
Abstract: We apply an extension of the Rothbarth approach to estimate the share of household resources accruing to children (i.e., the cost of children) in Ireland. The method also allows us to identify the economies of scale in the household and indifference scales in Lewbel (2003)'s sense. A practical aspect of the present approach is that it does not require price variation. The identi…cation of the children's share requires the observation of adult-speci…c goods as in the traditional Rothbarth method. We compare our fi…ndings to previous results for Ireland.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: Consumer demand;Collective model;Sharing rule;Cost of children;Equivalence scales;Indifference scales
Subject LCSH: Home economics--Accounting
Child rearing--Economic aspects--Ireland
Consumption (Economics)
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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