Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163031
Authors: 
Carney, Conor
Harber Carney, Monica
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/65
Abstract: 
In this paper, we examine the impact of soil conservation adoption on gender-specific resource allocations within households in Zambia. The extension of funding of conservation farming (CF) training sessions in 2007 in specific districts in Zambia provides variation in CF takeup. We use this variation to implement a difference-in-differences strategy on a number of datasets. We show that expansion of funding for CF training sessions increased take-up of CF, increased female labour hours, and shifted household expenditures towards goods associated more strongly with female preferences than male preferences. These results stress the importance of understanding the impact of development programmes, specifically promotion of agricultural technologies, on household gender dynamics.
Subjects: 
agricultural technology adoption
gender roles
Zambia
JEL: 
J2
J43
N57
Q16
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-289-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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