• ISSN: 2301-3567 (Print), 2972-3981 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Econ. Bus. Manag.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOEBM
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JOEBM 2022 Vol.10(1): 29-33 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2022.10.1.669

Intrahousehold Resources Allocation in Thailand: Sharing Rules and Determinants

Wuttipong Tunyut

Abstract—This study aims to determine the sharing rules on resources within Thai households. The sharing rules are obtained as nonlinear functions of the Engel curves of assignable goods across household members. The Engel curves are estimated by the Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) method. The results provide evidence of inequality occurring between individuals, not only between Thai adult men and women but also between children living in each specific type of household. Thai males get a higher share of household resources; these gender gaps are relatively low compared with other countries’ cases reported in previous literature. Thai children living with their relatives get a large share of their household resources, but not result in high expenditure due to their poverty.

Index Terms—Intrahousehold allocation, household economics, poverty measurement, inequality.

Wuttipong Tunyut is with the Thailand Development Research Institute, Wang Thonglang, BKK 10310 Thailand (e-mail: wuttipong.tu@gmail.com).

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Cite:Wuttipong Tunyut, "Intrahousehold Resources Allocation in Thailand: Sharing Rules and Determinants," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 29-33, 2022.

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