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Wives' time allocation and intrahousehold power: evidence from the Philippines

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Utilizing a rich survey data collected in the Southern part of the Philippines, this paper examines the time allocation of wives within the collective household framework by investigating not only the role of socioeconomic factors but also the influence of various intrahousehold power indicators. Analysis of autonomy and finality of intrahousehold decisions discloses that decisions are not unilaterally decided by a single household member, a result which confirms the prediction of collective household framework. Adopting a simple test procedure, this paper also examines which of the competing household models, collective or unitary, best describes these Philippine time-use data. Testing results lend support to the validity of the collective household framework.

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  • Connie Bayudan, 2006. "Wives' time allocation and intrahousehold power: evidence from the Philippines," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(7), pages 789-804.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:38:y:2006:i:7:p:789-804 DOI: 10.1080/00036840600597972
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    1. Denni Tommasi, 2016. "Household Responses to cash Transfers," Working Papers ECARES ECARES 2016-20, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    2. Connie Bayudan-Dacuycuy & Lawrence Dacuycuy, 2017. "Analyzing housework through family and gender perspectives," Working Papers id:12082, eSocialSciences.
    3. Connie Bayudan-Dacuycuy, 2013. "The Influence of Living with Parents on Women's Decision-Making Participation in the Household: Evidence from the Southern Philippines," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(5), pages 641-656, May.
    4. Dacuycuy, Connie B., 2017. "Energy Consumption, Weather Variability, and Gender in the Philippines: A Discrete/Continuous Approach," Discussion Papers DP 2017-06, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    5. Dacuycuy, Connie B., 2016. "Wages, Housework, and Attitudes in the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2016-36, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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