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Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

This chapter challenges one of the main tenets of agricultural economics—that households behave as though they are single individuals, with production factors allocated efficiently between men and women. In many contexts this is a convenient and innocuous assumption.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Central America
Guatemala

With increasing urbanization, the percentage of women participating in the labor force and the percentage of households headed by single mothers have increased. Reliable and affordable child-care alternatives are thus becoming increasingly important in urban areas.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

Gender differences in health and nutrition have long been a subject of study in the intrahousehold allocation literature.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

The previous sections have highlighted the importance of assets as a determinant of bargaining power within marriage. Both formal and informal institutions underlie asset accumulation and provide the basis for property rights.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Asia
Southern Asia
Nepal

This study explores the impact of changes in environmental conditions on household labor allocation to the collection of environmental goods such as fuelwood and leaf fodder for a sample of rural Nepali hill households. Households in rural areas of most developing countries often rely heavily on the surrounding environment for goods such as water, wood, and livestock fodder.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia

There is renewed interest in the intrahousehold allocation of welfare, particularly among economists studying poor countries where even slight differences in the allocation of household resources can have dramatic consequences on child and female nutrition, morbidity, and mortality (Haddad and Hoddinott 1994; Rose 1999; Dercon and Krishnan 2000).

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

This study examines the implications of gender differences in wealth transfers—farmland and education—on the lifetime incomes of men and women in the rural areas of Ghana, the Philippines, and Sumatra.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

The collective model of the household predicts that bargaining power determines the share of resources allocated to an individual within the household. The concept of bargaining power is elusive, however. It is perhaps useful at this point to outline the possible determinants of bargaining power, while not making any claims to measure power itself.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Asia
Southern Asia
Nepal

Reduction of rural poverty is one of the greatest challenges the Government of Nepal faces. Since most of the country’s agricultural production is semi-subsistence-oriented, increased commercialization of this rural-based economy is essential for poverty reduction and economic growth.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Asia
Southern Asia
Bangladesh

Pervasive poverty and undernutrition persist in Bangladesh. About half the country’s 130 million people cannot afford an adequate diet. Poverty has kept generations of families from sending their children to school, and without education their children’s future will be a distressing echo of their own.

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