Econometrica: Mar 1996, Volume 64, Issue 2

Risk-Sharing between and within Families

https://doi.org/0012-9682(199603)64:2<261:RBAWF>2.0.CO;2-Q
p. 261-294

Fumio Hayashi, Joseph Altonji, Laurence Kotlikoff

This paper uses the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to test whether risk-sharing is complete between or within American families. The tests accommodate a wide variety in the configuration and availability of family data. The test results reject inter- as well as intra-family full risk-sharing even assuming that leisure is endogenous or that leisure and consumption are nonseparable.

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