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Incomplete Information Sharing within the Household: Evidence from Participation in Agricultural Training in Zambia

Ken Miura (), Yoko Kijima () and Takeshi Sakurai
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Takeshi Sakurai: The University of Tokyo

No 20-10, GRIPS Discussion Papers from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Abstract: 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
Date: 2020-09
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