Unemployment and consumption patterns

Authors: Lazaro, Nieves; Molto, MaLuisa; Sanchez, Rosario

Source: Applied Economics, Volume 32, Number 3, 20 February 2000 , pp. 367-379(13)

Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

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In this paper we obtain empirical evidence about the effect of female and male unemployment on household demand of a selection of goods and services. We analyse the percentage of the family income expenditure on a particular group of goods concerning education, domestic services, leisure goods, hotels etc. The impact of several determinants on each group of commodities is estimated using a Tobit specification. The data used for estimation have been taken from The Household Expenditure Survey (1990-91). Our main result is that male and female unemployment has a different impact on the household consumption.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/000368400322796

Publication date: February 20, 2000

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