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Type Journal Article
Title Electrification and the household
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
URL http://www.isid.ac.in/~pu/conference/dec_09_conf/Papers/AshaSadanand.pdf
Abstract
Countries and regions with low electrification rates have high fertility rates and low female em-ployment rates. Can electrification improve these outcomes? This paper develops a cooperative Nash bargaining model to explain how changes in home production technology might impact fertility and women’s time use when children represent savings for old age. Data from Guatemala is employed totest the model. As predicted, electrification is shown to have important effects on women’s fertility, employment probabilities, and time spent cooking and earning money

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