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Gender, Headship, and Intra-Household Resource Allocation

Citation

Handa, Sudhanshu (1994). Gender, Headship, and Intra-Household Resource Allocation. World Development, 22(10), 1535-47.

Abstract

Household head as reported in household surveys may not always identify the main economic provider and decision maker within the household. Research based on this definition of headship may lead to misleading conclusions on the link between gender and poverty. Treating female headed households as a homogenous group can also be inappropriate. Results from Jamaica show that it is not female headedness per se that is associated with child welfare, but the absence of a potential female decision maker within the household.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/0305-750X(94)90036-1

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

World Development

Author(s)

Handa, Sudhanshu

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

22

Issue Number

10

Pages

1535-47

Reference ID

4313