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Sexual orientation and household decision making. Same-sex couples' balance of power and labor supply choices

Oreffice, S (2011) Sexual orientation and household decision making. Same-sex couples' balance of power and labor supply choices Labour Economics, 18 (2). pp. 145-158.

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Abstract

This study estimates the effect of intra-household-bargaining on gay and lesbian couples' labor supplies, in order to determine how homosexual and heterosexual decision making compare, in a collective-household framework. Data from the 2000 US Census show that couples of all types exhibit a significant response to bargaining power shifts, as measured by age and non-labor-income differences between partners. Among gay, lesbian, and heterosexual cohabiting couples, a relatively young or rich partner has more bargaining power and supplies less labor, the opposite being true for his/her mate. Among married couples, the older spouse is instead more powerful, or the richer. No such patterns are found among same-sex roommates. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

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Oreffice, Ss.oreffice@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 April 2011
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2010.09.003
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:25
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/819526

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