The measurement of child costs : a Rothbarth-type method consistent with scale economies

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Title: The measurement of child costs : a Rothbarth-type method consistent with scale economies
Authors: Bargain, Olivier
Donni, 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
Consumption (Economics)
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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