Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 407–419 | Cite as

Do families share-and-share-alike? The need to understand intrahousehold resource allocations

  • Cathleen D. Zick


There is much to be learned about familial resource sharing and the role it plays in individual welfare. This article encourages family economists to take the lead in investigating questions of intrahousehold resource allocations. The article reviews the descriptive and theoretical work that has been done in this area and concludes with suggestions of how family economists could expand on the work that has been done to date.

Key words

familial altruism household production intrahousehold resource allocations resource sharing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cathleen D. Zick
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  1. 1.Department of Family and Consumer StudiesUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City

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