Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161560
Authors: 
Morgado, João
Salvucci, Vincenzo
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/176
Abstract: 
In this study we analyze the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Mozambique applying the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach on data from four agricultural surveys between 2002 and 2012. We find that female-headed households are on average substantially less productive (about 20 per cent) than male-headed households, and that differences are more pronounced in the centre-north compared to the south. The gap persists even though female-headed households are disproportionally found in relatively smaller plots, and a pronounced inverse-size productivity relation exists. We could identify some of the most important drivers of this divide linked to differences in endowments. However, a larger proportion is accounted for by the structural part, potentially linked to technical efficiency, pure discrimination, or other unobservable characteristics.
Subjects: 
gender gap
agricultural productivity
Mozambique
JEL: 
Q12
J16
O13
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-220-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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