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Title: Essays on intra-household resource control, subjective expectations and human capital investment
Author: Armand, A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5358 3414
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2014
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Empowering women and understanding its role within households is one of the main policy objectives in the developing world. However, while there is con- sensus on this objective, there is still little evidence on which is the most efficient way to approach this issue. The PhD thesis is based on understanding whether a variation in intra-household control of resources has an effect on household outcomes in developing countries and whether this effect is related to subjective expectations. This research question is approached using empirical microeconom- ics methods. Chapter “The Marriage market and intra-household allocation of expenditure” tests the assertion that the status of the marriage market impacts on intra-household allocation of expenditures. Chapter “Validation of Subjective expectations” analyses the validity of questions related to subjective expecta- tions using the data collected among social financial recipients in the Republic of Macedonia during the 2010 and 2012 data collection waves of the Macedo- nian “Secondary School Conditional Cash Transfer” evaluation household survey. Chapter “Parental perceived returns to schooling and human capital investment” analyses how parental subjective expectations about the return to schooling of their children affect future decisions about schooling. Chapter “Who wears the trousers in the family?” studies how the interaction between intra-household al- location of resources and expected returns to schooling influences human capital investment among poor households.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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