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dc.contributor.authorAkresh, Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:07:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:07:08Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33136-
dc.description.abstractUdry (1996) uses household survey data and finds that the allocation of resources within households is Pareto inefficient, contradicting the main assumption of most collective models of intrahousehold bargaining. He finds that among plots planted with the same crop in the same year, within a given household, those controlled by women produce lower yields than the men's plots. This paper challenges that finding. Using an alternative nationally representative dataset, I find that only households in regions geographically proximate to those studied by Udry exhibit Pareto inefficient intrahousehold allocations, while the rest of the country reveals no evidence of Pareto inefficiencies. Households in regions experiencing negative rainfall shocks are on average less likely to exhibit Pareto inefficient intrahousehold allocations, and these negative rainfall shocks are correlated with increases in labor resources allocated to the wife's plots, further confirming that in bad years, households try to avoid losses from Pareto inefficiency.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x1858en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordintrahousehold allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcollective household modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPareto efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Pareto inefficient intrahousehold allocationsen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn508688043en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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