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The experimental investigation of allocation norms

DEV Key ContactBereket Kebede and Arjan Verschoor
Project Dates: 2007 - 2010
Project Status: Complete



The experimental investigation of allocation norms across contexts and the implications for household models and development policies

The project is an experimental study of intra-household allocations in three developing countries – Ethiopia, India and Nigeria – following a pilot study conducted in Uganda.  Experimental games, data from household surveys, sociological and anthropological data are used to understand intra-household allocations in different context of developing countries.

DEV Researchers

Cecile Jackson
Nitya Rao

Research collaborators

Alistair Munro
Marcel Tarazona

Selected outputs

Iversen, V., C. Jackson, B. Kebede, A. Munro and A. Verschoor, "Do spouses realise cooperative gains? Experimental evidence from rural Uganda", World Development, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 569-578, 2011