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How do spouses share their full income? Identification of the sharing rule using self-reported income

Citation

Kalugina, Ekaterina; Radtchenko, Natalia; & Sofer, Catherine (2009). How do spouses share their full income? Identification of the sharing rule using self-reported income. Review of Income and Wealth, 55(2), 360-391.

Abstract

The paper applies the collective model to the analysis of intra-household inequality using one of the subjective-qualitative questions available in the RLMS (Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey) data, and provides a test for its assumptions. Interpreting the individual answers as reported budget scales we assume a correspondence between the budget level that household members report and their true income sharing. We first show that this assumption is supported by the data, and then use couples who report the same level of budget to identify the full sharing rule for the whole sample.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2009

Journal Title

Review of Income and Wealth

Author(s)

Kalugina, Ekaterina
Radtchenko, Natalia
Sofer, Catherine