Household decisions, gender, and development: a synthesis of recent research

Household decisions, gender, and development: a synthesis of recent research

Agnes R. Quisumbing, ed.

This book synthesizes IFPRI's recent work on the role of gender in household decisionmaking in developing countries, provides evidence on how reducing gender gaps can contribute to improved food security, health, and nutrition in developing countries, and gives examples of interventions that actually work to reduce gender disparities. It is an accessible, easy-to-read synthesis of the gender research that IFPRI has undertaken in the 1990s.

Chapter 1 What Have We Learned from Research on Intrahousehold Allocation?

Part 1  Power and Resources within the Household
Chapter 2 Power and Resources within the Household: Overview
Chapter 3 Intrahousehold Allocation and Gender Relations:  New Empirical Evidence from Four Developing Countries
Chapter 4 Measuring Power
Chapter 5 Dynamic Intrahousehold Bargaining, Matrimonial Property Law, and Suicide in Canada
Chapter 6 The Importance of Women’s Status for Child Nutrition in Developing Countries

Part 2  Agriculture and Natural Resources
Chapter 7 Agriculture and Natural Resources: Overview
Chapter 8 Gender Differentials in Farm Productivity: Implications for Household Efficiency and Agricultural Policy
Chapter 9 Supply Response of West African Agricultural Households: Implications of Intrahousehold Preference Heterogeneity
Chapter 10 Commercial Vegetable and Polyculture Fish Production in Bangladesh:  Impacts on Income, Food Consumption, and Nutrition
Chapter 11 Effects of Diet in Improving Iron Status of Women: What Role for Food-Based Interventions?
Chapter 12 Intrahousehold Impact of the Transfer of Modern Agricultural Technology: A Gender Perspective
Chapter 13 Resource Allocation and Empowerment of Women in Rural Bangladesh
Chapter 14 Does Cash Crop Adoption Detract from Childcare Provision?  Evidence from Rural Nepal
Chapter 15 Changes in Intrahousehold Labor Allocation to Environmental Goods Collection: A Case Study from Rural Nepal, 1982 and 1987

Part 3  Health and Nutrition
Chapter 16 Health and Nutrition: Overview
Chapter 17 Mother-Father Resources, Marriage Payments, and Girl-Boy Health in Rural Bangladesh
Chapter 18 Household Structure and Child Well-Being:  Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal
Chapter 19 Adult Health in the Time of Drought

Part 4  Social Capital, Legal Institutions, and Property Rights
Chapter 20 Social Capital, Legal Institutions, and Property Rights: Overview
Chapter 21 Social Capital and Gender in South Africa, 1993–98
Chapter 22 Gendered Participation in Water Management:  Issues from Water Users’ Associations in South Asia
Chapter 23 Control and Ownership of Assets within Rural Ethiopian Households
Chapter 24 Women’s Land Rights in the Transition to Individualized Ownership:  Implications for the Management of Tree Resources in Western Ghana

Part 5  Policies and Interventions
Chapter 25 Policies and Interventions: Overview
Chapter 26 Public Policy to Improve Women’s Status
Chapter 27 Microfinance
Chapter 28 Food for Education in Bangladesh
Chapter 29 Is PROGRESA Working? Summary of the Results of an Evaluation by IFPRI
Chapter 30 The Impact of PROGRESA on Women’s Status and Intrahousehold Relations
Chapter 31 Subsidized Childcare and Working Women in Urban Guatemala
Chapter 32 Modeling the Effects of Trade on Women: The Case of Zambia
Chapter 33 Investment in Women and Its Implications for Lifetime Incomes