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Are Household Production Decisions Cooperative? Evidence on Pastoral Migration and Milk Sales from Northern Kenya

Cheryl Doss () and John McPeak

Working Papers from Economic Growth Center, Yale University

Abstract: Market-based development efforts frequently create opportunities to generate income from goods previously produced and consumed within the household. Production within the household is often characterized by a gender and age division of labor. Market development efforts to improve well being may lead to unanticipated outcomes if household production decisions are non-cooperative. We develop and test models of household decision-making to investigate intra-household decision making in a nomadic pastoral setting from Kenya. Our results suggest that household decisions are contested, with husbands using migration decisions to resist wives' ability to market milk.

Keywords: Intrahousehold decision-making; household production; Kenya (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 42 pages
Date: 2005-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-dev
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