WOMEN ' S ASSETS AND INTRAHOUSEHOLD ALLOCATION IN RURAL BANGLADESH : TESTING MEASURES OF BARGAINING POWER

@inproceedings{Quisumbing2000WOMENS,
  title={WOMEN ' S ASSETS AND INTRAHOUSEHOLD ALLOCATION IN RURAL BANGLADESH : TESTING MEASURES OF BARGAINING POWER},
  author={Agnes Quisumbing and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte de la Bri{\`e}re},
  year={2000}
}
This paper examines how differences in the bargaining power of husband and wife affect the distribution of consumption expenditures in rural Bangladeshi households. Two alternative measures of assets are used: current assets and the value of assets brought to marriage. Results show that both assets at marriage and current assets are strongly determined by the human capital of husband and wife and the characteristics of their origin families. For both husband and wife, parents’ landholdings are… CONTINUE READING

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