publication . Article . Research . 2009

Disentangling Bargaining Power from Individual and Household Level to Institutions: Evidence on Women's Position in Ethiopia

Ramzi Mabsout; Irene van Staveren;
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  • Published: 28 Apr 2009
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
textabstractSUMMARY Women's bargaining power is generally analyzed only with individual level and household level variables. We add a third level, namely institutional bargaining power. We define this as bargaining power which one party freely derives from unequal social norms. In the bargaining literature there is a common paradoxical finding, namely that more access to and control over individual resources sometimes decreases rather than increases women‟s bargaining outcomes. With household survey data from Ethiopia and making use of multi-level modeling and an aggregate model with interaction terms, we suggest that this paradoxical effect can be explained by ...
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free text keywords: Ethiopia, gendered institutions, household bargaining, women, Geography, Planning and Development, Economics and Econometrics, Development, Sociology and Political Science, Economics, Norm (social), Empowerment, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Multilevel model, Bargaining power, Institutional approach, Socioeconomics, Ethnic group, Survey data collection
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publication . Article . Research . 2009

Disentangling Bargaining Power from Individual and Household Level to Institutions: Evidence on Women's Position in Ethiopia

Ramzi Mabsout; Irene van Staveren;