publication . Article . 2013

Intrahousehold Bargaining and Resource Allocation in Developing Countries-super-1

Cheryl Doss;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: The World Bank Research Observer, volume 28, issue 1 2, pages 52-78
Many key development outcomes depend on women s ability to negotiate favorable intrahousehold allocations of resources. Yet it has been difficult to clearly identify which policies can increase women's bargaining power and result in better outcomes. This paper reviews both the analytical frameworks and the empirical evidence on the importance of women's bargaining power. It argues that there is sufficient evidence from rigorous studies to conclude that women's bargaining power does affect outcomes. But in many specific instances, the quantitative evidence cannot rigorously identify causality. In these cases, a combination of quantitative and qualitative evidence...
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