The measurement of child costs: evidence from Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132724
Title:
The measurement of child costs: evidence from Ireland
Authors:
Bargain, Oliver; Donni, Oliver; Gbakou, Monnet
Affiliation:
Olivier Bargain is affiliated to UC Dublin, IZA, the Geary Institute, the ESRI and CHILD. Olivier Donni is affliated to the University of Cergy-Pontoise, THEMA and IZA. Monnet Gbakou was affliated to the Geary Institute when this paper was written.
Publisher:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Issue Date:
Sep-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132724
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
We apply an extension of the Rothbarth approach to estimate the share of household resources accruing to children (i.e., the cost of children) in Ireland. The method also allows us to identify the economies of scale in the household and indifference scales in Lewbel (2003)'s sense. A practical aspect of the present approach is that it does not require price variation. The identification of the children's share requires the observation of adult-specific goods as in the traditional Rothbarth method. We compare our fndings to previous results for Ireland.
Keywords:
CHILD; CHILD'S HEALTH; ECONOMICS; FINANCE; SOCIAL CARE
Series/Report no.:
Working Paper Series 10/06
ISSN:
9780956566041
Sponsors:
This report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.

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dc.contributor.authorBargain, Oliveren
dc.contributor.authorDonni, Oliveren
dc.contributor.authorGbakou, Monneten
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-07T14:06:02Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-07T14:06:02Z-
dc.date.issued2010-09-
dc.identifier.issn9780956566041-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/132724-
dc.descriptionWe apply an extension of the Rothbarth approach to estimate the share of household resources accruing to children (i.e., the cost of children) in Ireland. The method also allows us to identify the economies of scale in the household and indifference scales in Lewbel (2003)'s sense. A practical aspect of the present approach is that it does not require price variation. The identification of the children's share requires the observation of adult-specific goods as in the traditional Rothbarth method. We compare our fndings to previous results for Ireland.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper Series 10/06en
dc.subjectCHILDen
dc.subjectCHILD'S HEALTHen
dc.subjectECONOMICSen
dc.subjectFINANCEen
dc.subjectSOCIAL CAREen
dc.titleThe measurement of child costs: evidence from Irelanden
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentOlivier Bargain is affiliated to UC Dublin, IZA, the Geary Institute, the ESRI and CHILD. Olivier Donni is affliated to the University of Cergy-Pontoise, THEMA and IZA. Monnet Gbakou was affliated to the Geary Institute when this paper was written.en
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