We will conduct an online experiment with couples living in the region of Namur. Participants will be contacted by mails. If they are interested to take part in the survey and if they satisfy our eligibility criteria -- being above 18, living in couple for more than 2 years --, both partners could register into the survey platform and start to answer the survey. In the experiment, we elicit the willingness to pay for different goods for both partners. We will randomly vary across games and partners the cost to acquire information about the goods. We will thus test whether, given a certain cost and the degree of expected preference (non) alignment for the good within the couple, the individual will want to pay to acquire information about the good and/or choose to delegate rather to participate in the decision.
We will further correlate these decisions with survey measures such as task sharing within the household, and decisions in vignette situations from the post-experiment questionnaire.