Do shocks affect men's and women's assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda
Agnes Quisumbing (),
Neha Kumar and
Julia A. Behrman
Development Policy Review, 2018, vol. 36, issue 1, 3-34
Using panel data, this article tests whether shocks affect men's and women's assets differently in Bangladesh and Uganda. Across countries, covariate and idiosyncratic shocks have different effects on men's, women's and jointly owned assets. Jointly held land and assets were better insured against food price increases in Bangladesh, unlike jointly held assets and wivesâ€™ assets in Uganda. Weather shocks affect husbandsâ€™ and wivesâ€™ assets differently in both countries. Reflecting contextual differences, illness shocks negatively affected wivesâ€™ land in Bangladesh, while death reduced husbandsâ€™ nonâ€ land assets. In Uganda, fuel price increases eroded husbandsâ€™ landholdings, while drought shocks reduced wivesâ€™ assets. Ugandan husbandsâ€™ assets were better protected against covariate shocks than wivesâ€™ assets.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:devpol:v:36:y:2018:i:1:p:3-34
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0950-6764
Access Statistics for this article
Development Policy Review is currently edited by David Booth
More articles in Development Policy Review from Overseas Development Institute Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().