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The impact of changes in common property resource management on intrahousehold allocation

  • Maggs, Philip
  • Hoddinott, John

In developing countries, common property resources (CPRs) can be an important source of income for certain individuals within households. This paper demonstrates that if a change in the management of CPRs imposes costs on these individuals, or causes a decline in the prices or productivities associated with goods produced from the CPRs, the intrahousehold allocation of resources may alter in a manner detrimental to those individuals. The paper also shows that the assumption of a unitary household model causes the detrimental effects of certain CPR policy interventions to be overlooked.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series FCND discussion papers with number 34.

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Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:fcnddp:34
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