Spousal Employment and Intra-Household Bargaining Power.

  title={Spousal Employment and Intra-Household Bargaining Power.},
  author={Francisca M. Antman},
  journal={Applied economics letters},
  volume={21 8},
This paper considers the relationship between work status and decision-making power of the head of household and his spouse. I use household fixed effects models to address the possibility that spousal work status maybe correlated with unobserved factors that also affect bargaining power within the home. Consistent with the hypothesis that greater economic resources yield greater bargaining power, I find that the spouse of the head of household is more likely to be involved in decisions when… CONTINUE READING
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