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Gender Discrimination in the Allocation of Migrant Household Resources

Francisca Antman

No 8796, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

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.

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
Date: 2015-01
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Published - published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2015, 28(3), 565-92

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