Inequality in intrahousehold allocation of resources

Modified on 2013/05/16 14:11 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Poverty

From gender issues to gender statistics on inequality in intrahousehold allocation of resources: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Do households spend the same amount of income for girls’ and boys’ education, health and nutrition? Weight of children under five years of age by sex, age and wealth status of the household

Household expenditure on education for each child by sex and age of the child

Household expenditure on health for each child by sex and age of the child
Household surveys such as DHS (Demographic and Health Survey), MICS (Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey), LSMS (Living Standard Measurement Study).

Household income and expenditure surveys, household budget surveys, living standard surveys
Do women and men spend the same amount of time on household chores? Do women and men have the same amount of time for leisure? Time use by type of activity and sex Time use surveys or time use module included in other surveys such as LSMS and LFS (Labour Force Surveys).
Do married women have a say in how their own cash earnings are spent? Do married women participate in decision-making on major household purchases? Number of women by employment status, type of income, marital status and self-declared participation in decision-making on (a) how their own earnings are spent; (b) major household purchases. Household surveys such as DHS.