Gender Discrimination in the Allocation of Migrant Household Resources
No 8796, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
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.
Keywords: migration; intrahousehold allocation; gender discrimination; education; bargaining power (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 F22 J16 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 46 pages
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Published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2015, 28(3), 565-92
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