Intrahousehold Welfare in Rural Ethiopia

33 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2009

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Marcel Fafchamps

Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Bereket Kebede

University of East Anglia - School of International Development and CBESS

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: 0000

Abstract

We examine the relationship between bargaining power and intrahousehold welfare in rural Ethiopia. The relative nutrition of spouses is associated with differences in cognitive ability, independent income and asset devolution upon divorce. Female empowerment benefits child nutrition and education. Spouses’ health, leisure and consumption of assignable goods show no association with differences in bargaining power. The relative nutrition and health of spouses varies across villages, but not in ways predicted by anthropological accounts of female empowerment. Bargaining variables may be weakly associated with intrahousehold welfare because surveyed households are poor and have little room for disagreement over consumption.

Suggested Citation

Fafchamps, Marcel and Kebede, Bereket and Quisumbing, Agnes R., Intrahousehold Welfare in Rural Ethiopia (0000). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 71, Issue 4, pp. 567-599, August 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1418191 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2009.00553.x

Marcel Fafchamps (Contact Author)

Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Bereket Kebede

University of East Anglia - School of International Development and CBESS ( email )

Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/view/bereket-kebede/

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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