How important is intra-household risk sharing for savings and labor supply?

While it is recognized that the family is primarily an institution for risk sharing, little is known about the quantitative effects of this informal source of insurance on savings and labor supply. In this paper, we present a model where workers (females and males) are subject to idiosyncratic emplo...

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Main Author: Ortigueira, Salvador
Siassi, Nawid
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: 01.09.2011
Related: Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía
Data of publication: 2011/09
Series: Economics Working Papers
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Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc
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