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Intra-Household Resource Allocation, Consumer Preferences and Commodity Tax Reforms: Australian Evidence

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Blacklow, P and Ray, R, Intra-Household Resource Allocation, Consumer Preferences and Commodity Tax Reforms: Australian Evidence, The Economic Record, 79, (247) pp. 425-433. ISSN 0013-0249 (2003) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1475-4932.2003.00142.x

Abstract

Empirical analysis of household expenditure behaviour has traditionally ignored the issue of resource allocation between household members, assuming that they have identical or unitary preferences. This paper relaxes that assumption, develops a household sharing rule and proposes intra-household demand systems that are able to identify differences in the preferences of members from conventional data. The resulting price and expenditure elasticities are used to demonstrate that collective demand models suggest different directions for commodity tax reforms to those implied by the traditional unitary model.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Economic Development and Growth
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
Author:Blacklow, P (Dr Paul Blacklow)
Author:Ray, R (Professor Ranjan Ray)
ID Code:28149
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-18
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