Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163077
Authors: 
Baland, Jean-Marie
Ziparo, Roberta
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/108
Abstract: 
This paper is intended to bridge the theoretical literature describing efficient intra-household behaviour and the development literature that collects empirical regularities pointing toward the existence of strategic decision-making among spouses. It examines the key elements of the collective model and discusses its relevance to analysing intra-household behaviour in poor countries. It explores the role that risk and uncertainty, information asymmetries, power imbalances, arranged marriages, strategic investment, gender norms, and extended households play in the attainment of efficiency.
Subjects: 
household
efficiency
development
strategic behaviour
JEL: 
D1
O1
D61
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-332-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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