Incomplete Information Sharing within the Household: Evidence from Participation in Agricultural Training in Zambia
Ken Miura (),
Yoko Kijima () and
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Takeshi Sakurai: The University of Tokyo
No 20-10, GRIPS Discussion Papers from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
This study estimates the impact of the gender of informed individuals on agricultural training participation. To do so, we randomly distributed information about a rice planting demonstration to husbands or wives in rural Zambia. The results show that information recipients were much more likely to join the training than the non-recipients from the same household, indicating that information does not flow well among spouses. We present evidence that information sharing is distorted by intra-household differences in management rights over productive lands for rice cultivation.
Keywords: knowledge diffusion; intra-household bargaining; sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
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