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La toma de decisiones de los hogares en Venezuela

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  • Pareena G. Lawrence

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    (Universidad de Minnesota)

  • Marakah Mancini

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    (Service Employees International Union)

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    This paper examines who makes decisions in households and the factors that influence those decisions. This research was done in Venezuela, where women were questioned on decision-making with respect to four subject areas. Results indicate that a majority of households make decisions jointly. Excluding this category, more women make decisions concerning the purchase of goods and children’s education, while men dominate decisions concerning household finances and change of residence. It was also found that the majority of working couples pool their incomes for household expenses. In addition, factors that influence women’s decision-making power are identified, such as female labor force rates and age.

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    Article provided by Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía in its journal Revista de Economía Institucional.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 18 (January-June)
    Pages: 213-239

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    Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:10:y:2008:i:18:p:213-239

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