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Gender discrimination in the allocation of migrant household resources

Francisca Antman

Journal of Population Economics, 2015, vol. 28, issue 3, 565-592

Abstract: This paper considers the relationship between international migration and gender discrimination through the lens of decision-making power over intrahousehold resource allocation. The endogeneity of migration is addressed with a difference-in-differences style identification strategy and a model with household fixed effects. The results suggest that while a migrant household head is away, a greater share of resources is spent on girls relative to boys and his spouse commands greater decision-making power. Once the head returns home, however, a greater share of resources goes to boys, and there is suggestive evidence of greater authority for the head of household. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Keywords: Migration; Intrahousehold allocation; Gender discrimination; Education; Bargaining power; O15; F22; D13; J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1007/s00148-015-0548-x

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