Fairness and Efficiency in Smallholder Farming: The Relation with Intrahousehold Decision-Making
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Lecoutere E, Jassogne L. 2017.Fairness and Efficiency in Smallholder Farming: The Relation with Intrahousehold Decision-Making, The Journal of Development Studies 55(1):57-82.
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Agricultural households face collective action dilemmas when making decisions about investments in their common household farm and the allocation of resources and benefits derived from it. We relate intrahousehold decisions, as measured in a lab-in-the-field experiment conducted with spouses in agricultural households in western Uganda, with actual investments and intrahousehold resource allocation. Intrahousehold decision-making that supports cooperation and equitable sharing is associated with greater investment in the intensification of cash and food crop production, and more equitable access and control over income. Freeriding behaviour by husbands is associated with the intensification of cash crop production, but not with equitable sharing.
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SubjectsPRIORITIES AND POLICIES FOR CSA; CLIMATE-SMART TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICES; CLIMATE CHANGE; IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Investors/sponsorsHanns R. Neumann Stiftung
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