Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108680
Authors: 
Antman, Francisca M.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8796
Abstract: 
This paper considers the relationship between international migration and gender discrimination through the lens of decision-making power over intrahousehold resource allocation. The endogeneity of migration is addressed with a difference-in-differences style identification strategy and a model with household fixed effects. The results suggest that while a migrant household head is away, a greater share of resources is spent on girls relative to boys and his spouse commands greater decision-making power. Once the head returns home, however, a greater share of resources goes to boys and there is suggestive evidence of greater authority for the head of household.
Subjects: 
migration
intrahousehold allocation
gender discrimination
education
bargaining power
JEL: 
O15
F22
D13
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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