Angel-Urdinola, Diego and Wodon, Quentin (2010): Income Generation and Intra-Household Decision Making: A Gender Analysis for Nigeria. Published in: Gender Disparities in Africa’s Labor Markets, World Bank, Washington, DC (edited by J. S. Arbache, A. Kolev, and E. Filipiak) (August 2010): pp. 381-406.
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Even without a comprehensive household survey with detailed consumption and income data, it is still often feasible to conduct useful empirical work on gender and intra-household allocations. This paper documents the extent to which income generation affects decision making within households in Nigeria, using the 2003 CWIQ surveys implemented in eight Nigerian states. While these surveys do not have income and consumption data, they do provide information on labor force participation and whether household members generate income for the household, as well as data on who makes the decisions within the household for a wide range of expenditure categories. This type of data can be used to assess, using simple statistical and econometric methods, the impact of income generation by women on their decision power within the household.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Income Generation and Intra-Household Decision Making: A Gender Analysis for Nigeria|
|Keywords:||Gender; Labor Income; Intra-household allocations; Decision Power|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
|Depositing User:||Quentin Wodon|
|Date Deposited:||02. Jan 2011 06:05|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 19:59|
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