Gender, Household Behavior, and Rural Development

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1772

35 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2019

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Cheryl R. Doss

University of Oxford - Department of International Development

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: November 29, 2018

Abstract

This paper reviews recent conceptual and empirical developments regarding household behavior and gender norms in developing countries covering the following general topics: (1) what do the data tell us about gender gaps in control and ownership of resources? (2) what have we learned about jointness in household behavior; (3) what do the data tell us about the resources that men and women control, whether solely or jointly; and (4) why does it matter?

Keywords: gender, ownership, assets, rural population, households, coownership, rural development household decisions, ownership and control of resources

Suggested Citation

Doss, Cheryl R. and Quisumbing, Agnes R., Gender, Household Behavior, and Rural Development (November 29, 2018). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1772. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3324548

Cheryl R. Doss (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Department of International Development ( email )

3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TB
United Kingdom

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

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

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