Why Would She? Polygyny and Women's Welfare in Ghana

@article{Ickowitz2015WhyWS,
  title={Why Would She? Polygyny and Women's Welfare in Ghana},
  author={Amy Ickowitz and Lisa L. Mohanty},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2015},
  volume={21},
  pages={104 - 77}
}
ABSTRACT This study examines whether polygynous marriages are beneficial to women in Ghana. While some scholars claim that women benefit from such marriages in terms of higher consumption or leisure time, others believe that such relationships can be oppressive for women, as compared to monogamous relationships. Using household data from the 2005/6 Ghanaian Living Standards Measurement Survey V and the 2008 Ghanaian Demographic Health Survey, this study finds little evidence to support the view… 

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