publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Essays on Intra-Household Bargaining Power of Women in India

Dasgupta, Poulomi;
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  • Published: 19 Oct 2016
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
This thesis investigates the factors that affect women's bargaining power within the household, in India. The first chapter introduces the literature on household bargaining mostly by describing how household outcomes like children's health indicators and expenditure pattern change with increase in resources under women's control. The second chapter describes the conceptual framework for intra-household bargaining. It discusses the two broad topics – household bargaining models and gendered institutions, that can be used to identify avenues for increasing women's bargaining power within the household. In chapters three and four, I analyze the factors that d...
free text keywords: India, women, household bargaining, gendered institutions, labor force participation, female political representation
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