Individual Consumption in Collective Households: Identification Using Repeated Observations with an Application to PROGRESA

Senay Sokullu*, Christine Valente

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Abstract

Individual consumption is typically not observed for individuals living with others. Identification of individual resource shares from household expenditure data requires assumptions on preferences that are often difficult to justify. We show that individual resource shares can be identified from repeated observations under the intuitive assumption that individual preferences over a subset of goods are stable over time. Using this method to estimate the effect of PROGRESA on the intrahousehold distribution of household expenditure|and hence on individual consumption, we find unequal gains, with children's individual consumption increasing by 27.8%, fathers' consumption by 17.8%, and mothers' consumption by 5.8%.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Applied Econometrics
Volume(2021)
Early online date9 Aug 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Aug 2021

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Structured keywords

  • ECON CEPS Data
  • ECON Applied Economics
  • ECON Econometrics

Keywords

  • resource shares
  • collective household
  • PROGRESA

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