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Intrahousehold Resource Allocation and Women’s Power. The Effect of FAMILIAS EN ACCIÓN on Colombian Households.

Puerta Cavanzo, Nadia LU (2014) EKHM52 20141
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Familias en Acción, during more than a decade, has encouraged
investments in human capital and children’s health in poor households in
Colombia. The program has been able to benefit a wide range of population to
such a great extent, that now the program has become a national public policy.
While the positive effects on health and education have been widely studied,
there are some other important issues that this program is trying to affect that
have not been analyzed enough. That is why this study seeks to test the unitary
model of household behaviour and to measure changes in women’s bargaining
power inside households. We performed a diff in diff model to see the change
of the share of the household budget spent on certain... (More)
Familias en Acción, during more than a decade, has encouraged
investments in human capital and children’s health in poor households in
Colombia. The program has been able to benefit a wide range of population to
such a great extent, that now the program has become a national public policy.
While the positive effects on health and education have been widely studied,
there are some other important issues that this program is trying to affect that
have not been analyzed enough. That is why this study seeks to test the unitary
model of household behaviour and to measure changes in women’s bargaining
power inside households. We performed a diff in diff model to see the change
of the share of the household budget spent on certain assignable and nonassignable
goods in the short and long run. The main results provide evidence of
a change of the consumption pattern of the household, which leads us to the
rejection of the unitary model. Also, results give certain evidence indicating that
women’s bargaining power within the household might have been improved. (Less)
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author
Puerta Cavanzo, Nadia LU
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course
EKHM52 20141
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Bargaining power, resource allocation, conditional cash transfer programs.
language
English
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4529965
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@misc{4529965,
  abstract     = {Familias en Acción, during more than a decade, has encouraged
investments in human capital and children’s health in poor households in
Colombia. The program has been able to benefit a wide range of population to
such a great extent, that now the program has become a national public policy.
While the positive effects on health and education have been widely studied,
there are some other important issues that this program is trying to affect that
have not been analyzed enough. That is why this study seeks to test the unitary
model of household behaviour and to measure changes in women’s bargaining
power inside households. We performed a diff in diff model to see the change
of the share of the household budget spent on certain assignable and nonassignable
goods in the short and long run. The main results provide evidence of
a change of the consumption pattern of the household, which leads us to the
rejection of the unitary model. Also, results give certain evidence indicating that
women’s bargaining power within the household might have been improved.},
  author       = {Puerta Cavanzo, Nadia},
  keyword      = {Bargaining power,resource allocation,conditional cash transfer programs.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intrahousehold Resource Allocation and Women’s Power. The Effect of FAMILIAS EN ACCIÓN on Colombian Households.},
  year         = {2014},
}