The measurement of child costs : a Rothbarth-type method consistent with scale economies
|Title:||The measurement of child costs : a Rothbarth-type method consistent with scale economies||Authors:||Bargain, Olivier
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2632||Date:||Jan-2010||Abstract:||We propose a new methodology to estimate the share of household income accruing to children (i.e., the cost of children). Following the principle of the Rothbarth approach, the identi cation of the children's share requires the observation of at least one adult-speci c good. However, our method differs from this traditional approach in that it allows measuring economies of scale in the household and indifference scales in Lewbel (2003)'s sense. We illustrate the method with an application on the French Household Budget Survey.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Keywords:||Consumer demand;;Collective model;Rothbarth Method;Cost of children;Scale economies;Equivalence scales;Indifference scales||Subject LCSH:||Home economics--Accounting
Child rearing--Economic aspects--Ireland
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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