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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Handa, Sudhanshu
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Economics; Faculty of Social Sciences
Article Title
Gender, headship and intra-household resource allocation
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Journal Title
World Development
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Date of Publication
1994
Volume ID
22
Issue ID
10
Page(s)
1535-1547
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Abstract
Household heads 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 the potential female decision maker within the household.....
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