Modelling decision making within the household and analysing its welfare implication: Methodological advances with policy applications

  • Maitra, Pushkar (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Ray, Ranjan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Basu, Kaushik (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Ray, Ranjan (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project examines the behavioural and welfare implications of alternative models of intra household decisions. A framewrok that integrates the household's earnings and expenditure decisions will be proposed and applied. The project introduces new measures of spousal power in making decisions and examines its impact on household outcomes. A satisfactory econometric methodology to test teh conventional unitary model will be developed and applied. The usefulness of this research is underlined be examining the policy implications in areas that range from taxation in the developed country context to child health, child labour and gender bias in case of developing countries.
Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)