Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191284
Authors: 
Poutvaara, Panu
Schwefer, Maximilian
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
ifo Working Paper No. 279
Abstract: 
An emerging literature highlights the importance of empowering women. Female decision-making power is typically measured by surveying only one partner, but the few studies surveying both have documented large differences in perceptions. We analyze these perceptions and their consequences, using survey data from Indonesia. Both male and female respondents systematically report a higher share of decision domains in which they decide. Female labor supply and contraception use are higher when both partners perceive female decision-making power in these domains. Increases in female income share are associated with increases in the perceived female decision-making power.
Subjects: 
Female decision-making power
intrahousehold allocation
family planning
female labor supply
discordance in household surveys
JEL: 
J16
D13
J13
J22
C83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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