Household decision-making in agricultural labour household: a case study of West Bengal
This paper focuses on theoretical issues of gender related to household decision making and examines its empirical validity on agricultural labour households in the context of a particular region of West Bengal. The study suggests that a woman‟s choice and rationality differ significantly from a man‟s. The loci of patriarchal power determines how, where, when and who make the choice. Unlike unitary household model, collective household model, in which a household consists of individuals each of whom is characterized by particular preference, and among whom a collective decision making takes place, seems to be more general. Further, a large unexplained component of intra-occupational wage difference between man and woman is likely to indicate gender discrimination in the intra occupational labour market in which both men and women of a household participate.
|Date of creation:||2006|
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|Publication status:||Published in Indian Social Science Review 2.7(2006): pp. 55-79|
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