Econometrica: May 1979, Volume 47, Issue 3
The Joint Allocation of Leisure and Goods Expenditure
William A. BarnettConventionally labor supply modeling has been dichotomized from consumption expenditure allocation. We estimate a model unifying both aspects of the consumer's decision problem, and we test for the two-stage decision implied by the conventional dichotomy. We investigate the gains from joint modeling. We use a version of the Rotterdam model recently shown by Barnett  to be derivable at the aggregate level under weaker assumptions than those needed to acquire empirically usable theoretical results at the aggregate level with other models; our results are not subject to the restrictiveness imputed to earlier uses of versions of the Rotterdam model.
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