Inequality in intrahousehold allocation of resources

Modified on 2015/05/22 10:21 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Poverty

Table II.12

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 on 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, MICS and LSMS.


Household income and expenditure surveys, household budget surveys and living standards 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 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? Women by employment status, type of income, marital status and self-declared participation in decision-making on (a) how their own earnings are spent and (b) major household purchases. Household surveys, such as DHS.