Gender, Household Behavior, and Rural Development
IFPRI Discussion Paper 1772
35 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2019
Date Written: November 29, 2018
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
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