This work is part of a PhD dissertation at the Australian National University.
In the present part, the unitary and collective models of household labour supply for rural India are tested.
The chapter is organized as follows. Following an introduction, the next section provides an extensive literature survey and discussion of the unitary and collective approach to modelling household behaviour. Section 3 outlines the unitary and the collective model of household labor supply. Parametric specification of the models and derivation of associated testable restrictions are presented in Section 4. The data used for the analysis is discussed in Section 5. Estimates of the different versions of the unitary and the collective models and discussion of the results thereof are reported in Section 6. Conclusions and policy implications are provided in Section 7.
Sinha, K. Opening the Black Box of Household Labour Supply: Is Household Behaviour Unitary or Collective? (2006) 55 pp. [PhD Thesis, Australian National University]