Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/4176
Authors: 
Golan, Jennifer
Lay, Jann
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1402
Abstract: 
Focusing on intra-household allocation, we investigate the effects of coffee market liberalisation in Uganda. As coffee has traditionally been a male domain, higher income from this activity might increase gender disparities. In addition, gender-related inefficiency in household production might undermine the positive impact of improved incentives. Using data from three household surveys conducted between 1992 and 2006, we estimate Engel curves, coffee yield and labour input equations incorporating bargaining proxies. We find that income from coffee is increasingly pooled and therefore shared more equally among household members. Yet, we can only detect partial improvements in production efficiency: bargaining still appears to constraint output efficiency and the distribution of household resources continues to follow gendered lines. Moreover, female-headed households are deterred from entry into coffee farming mainly because of discrimination in access to land.
Subjects: 
Market liberalisation
Gender
Bargaining
Intra-household allocation
Sub-Saharan Africa
Uganda
Coffee
JEL: 
O12
O13
D61
O24
J16
D13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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