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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Swaby, R; Abdulkadri, Abdullahi O.
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Article Title
Should husband and wife really pool their incomes?
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Journal Title
Applied Economics Letters
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2007
Volume ID
14
Issue ID
11
Page(s)
813-816
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Abstract
This article addresses the problem of optimal provision of household public goods in family decision-making. In particular, we attempt to answer the question of whether or not the family is better off as an entity when spouses pool their incomes. Our findings suggest that the equilibrium attained when incomes are pooled is Pareto superior to the Cournot-Nash equilibrium outcome.....
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