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Asset Ownership and Egalitarian Decision Making in Dual-headed Households in Ecuador

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  • Carmen Diana Deere

    (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA)

  • Jennifer Twyman

    (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA)

Abstract

Most studies of household decision making focus on the factors associated with women’s ability to make decisions autonomously. This paper is concerned with egalitarian decision making, defined as where both men and women consider that they themselves make decisions jointly, and where they agree that their spouses participate in decisions in a similar fashion. We offer evidence that in Ecuador women’s command over resources is associated with egalitarian decision making among couples. Women’s share of couples’ wealth is positively and significantly associated with the likelihood of joint decision making regarding their decision to work and to spend income.JEL classification: J16; D13; D31; 054

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  • Carmen Diana Deere & Jennifer Twyman, 2012. "Asset Ownership and Egalitarian Decision Making in Dual-headed Households in Ecuador," Review of Radical Political Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, vol. 44(3), pages 313-320, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:44:y:2012:i:3:p:313-320
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    Keywords

    intra-household decision making; household wealth; women’s asset ownership;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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