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Title: Analysing the collective model in developing countries : evidence from Uganda and Tanzania
Author: Golan, Jennifer
ISNI:       0000 0004 2719 1265
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2011
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This Thesis applies one of the most popular household models to the allocation of resources within poor rural households. Based on Browning and Goertz (2007) seminal Collective Household Model, the first Chapter conducts a literature review and derives conditions for identifying and testing the model. The next Chapter amends this model to evaluate efficiency of the intra-household allocation of male and female labour inputs in the domestic production of multiple crops. Using survey data from Uganda it is found that the division of labour between food and cash crops is made according to comparative advantage, but that Pareto improvements could be achieved by reallocating labour between male- and female-controlled plots. The final Chapter analyses the distribution of private consumption and leisure within rural couples in Tanzania. The findings provide limited support for the Collective Model, but are consistent with non-unitary household behaviour.
Supervisor: Andrews, Martyn; Walters, Bernard Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Intra-household resource allocation ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; On-farm labour supply ; Consumption