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ERIC Number: EJ999652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman: Gender, Income Share and Household Expenditure in South Africa
Gummerson, Elizabeth; Schneider, Daniel
Social Forces, v91 n3 p813-836 Mar 2013
This study examines how gendered household bargaining occurs in non-nuclear family households. We employ two South African data sets and use linear regression and household fixed effects to investigate the relationship between women's income shares and household expenditures. In married couple households, when women garner larger shares of income, spending on food is higher and spending on alcohol is lower. However, the relationship between women's income shares and expenditures attenuates with additional adults in the household. We find that in households with multiple adults, men and women bargain in gender groups to realize gendered preferences for expenditures. Future work should consider household members outside of the married dyad when modeling bargaining processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa