Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98351
Authors: 
Doss, Cheryl R.
McPeak, John G.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Center Discussion Paper 906
Abstract: 
Market-based development efforts frequently create opportunities to generate income from goods previously produced and consumed within the household. Production within the household is often characterized by a gender and age division of labor. Market development efforts to improve well being may lead to unanticipated outcomes if household production decisions are non-cooperative. We develop and test models of household decision-making to investigate intra-household decision making in a nomadic pastoral setting from Kenya. Our results suggest that household decisions are contested, with husbands using migration decisions to resist wives' ability to market milk.
Subjects: 
Intrahousehold decision-making
household production
Kenya
JEL: 
D13
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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