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The intra-household allocation of resources

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

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This research is drawing on anthropological expertise, and experimental economics, to gain a better understanding of the gendered nature of decisions taken within the household.  It will test various economic models of intra-household resource allocation, with a view to contributing to, and influencing, gender equitable anti-poverty programmes.

DEV Researchers

Nitya Rao

Cecile Jackson

Selected Outputs

Dubey, A. & Verschoor, A. (2007) Does intra-household discrimination account for the bulk of India's 'missing women'? Journal of South Asian Development.

Fafchamps, M., B. Kebede, and A. Quisumbing (2006 ): "Intra-Household Welfare," Oxford: Global Poverty Research Group (GPRG).

Fafchamps, M., B. Kebede, and A. R. Quisumbing (2009): "Intrahousehold Welfare in Rural Ethiopia,"Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 71, 567-599.

Iversen, V., C. Jackson, B. Kebede, A. Munro, and A. Verschoor (2006): What's Love Got to Do with It?  An Experimental Test of Household Models in Eastern Uganda, Oxford: Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Oxford University.

Iversen, V., C. Jackson, B. Kebede, A. Munro, and A. Verschoor (2011) Do Spouses Realise Cooperative Gains? Experimental Evidence from Rural Uganda World Development, 39, 569-578.

Jackson, C (2009) Researching the researched: gender, reflexivity and actor-orientation in an experimental Game, The European Journal of Development Research. 21, 5, p. 772-791, 20 p

Jackson, C (2011) External validity in experimental methods: a social reality check
Norwich, UK: DEV Working Paper, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, 26 p.

Jackson, C (2011) Research with experimental games: questioning practice and interpretation,
Progress in Development Studies. 11, 3, p. 229-241, 13 p.

Jackson, C (2012) Internal and External Validity in Experimental Games: A Social Reality Check,
The European Journal of Development Research. 24, p. 71-88, 18 p.

Jackson, C (2013) Cooperative conflicts and gender relatins: experimental evidence from southeast Uganda,Feminist Economics 19,4, p24

Kebede, B. (2005): "Intra-Household Distribution of Expenditures in Rural Ethiopia: A Demand Systems Approach," in Poverty, Income Distribution and Labour Markets in Ethiopia, ed. by A. Bigsten, B. Kebede, and A. Shimeles. Uppsala, Sweden: The Nordic Africa Institute.

Kebede, B. (2008): "Intra-Household Allocations in Rural Ethiopia: A Demand Systems Approach," The Review of Income and Wealth, 54, 1-26.

Kebede, B., M. Tarazona, A. Munro, and A. Verschoor (2011): Intra-Household Efficiency: An Experimental Study from Ethiopia, Oxford: Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE).

Kebede, B., M. Tarazona, A. Munro, and A. Verschoor (2013): "Intra-Household Efficiency: An Experimental Study from Ethiopia," Journal of African Economies.

Munro, A., B. Kebede, M. Tarazona, and A. Verschoor (2010): "The Lion's Share: An Experimental Analysis of Polygamy in Northern Nigeria," Tokyo, Japan: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

Munro, A., B. Kebede, M. Tarazona, and A. Verschoor (2011): "Autonomy or Efficiency: An Experiment on Household Decisions in Two Regions of India," Norwich, UK: Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS).

Papyrakis, E., Verschoor, A. & Covarrubias Feregrino, A. (2009) Gender and trade: a review of theory and evidence, Norwich, UK: DEV Working Paper, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

Papyrakis, E., Covarrubias, A. & Verschoor, A. (2011) Gender and trade aspects of labour markets, The Journal of Development Studies. 48, 14, p. 81-98, 18 p.

Rao, N., Verschoor, A., Deshpande, A. & Dubey, A. (2010) Gender, caste and growth assessment – India (report to UK Department for International Development) UK: University of East Anglia (UEA), 190 p.

Rao, N. (2012) Male ‘providers' and female ‘housewives: A gendered co-performance in rural North India.Development and Change, 43(5):1025-48.

Rao, N (2014) Caste, Kinship and Life-course: Rethinking Women's Work and Agency in Rural South India. Feminist Economics, 20(4): 78-102.

Rao, N (2015) Marriage, violence, and choice: Understanding Dalit women's agency in rural Tamil Nadu. Gender and Society. doi: 10.1177/0891243214554798

Verschoor, A., Covarrubias Feregrino, A. & Locke, C. (2006) Women's economic empowerment: gender and growth – literature review and synthesis Department for International Development (DFID)

Verschoor, A., Covarrubias Feregrino, A. & Papyrakis, E. (2007) Gender and trade: theory and evidence Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBERR) - Department for International Development (DFID) - Commonwealth Secretariat

Verschoor, A., Fleming, S., Covarrubias Feregrino, A. & Papyrakis, E. (2007) Gender and trade for development: a synthesis of evidence and action for change Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBERR) - Department for International Development (DFID) - Commonwealth Secretariat

Verschoor, A. (2008) Gender relations and female labour supply in East Uganda
Work, Female Empowerment and Economic Development. Horrell, S., Johnson, H. & Mosley, P. (eds.). London, UK: Routledge, p. 141-170 30 p. (Routledge Studies in Development Economics series).