Intra-household efficiency : An experimental study from Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Kebede2013IntrahouseholdE,
  title={Intra-household efficiency : An experimental study from Ethiopia},
  author={Bereket Kebede and Marcela Tarazona and Alistair D. Munro and Arjan Verschoor},
  year={2013}
}
An experimental design using treatments of a voluntary contribution mechanism is used to test household efficiency. Efficiency is decisively rejected in all treatments contrary to the assumption of most household models. Information on initial endowments of spouses improves efficiency only in some treatments suggesting that the impact of information is context dependent. Actual and expected contribution rates of spouses are systematically different; husbands’ (wives’) expectations of their… CONTINUE READING

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