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Type Working Paper
Title Power and bargaining in intra-household resource allocation: Race, class and gender in South Africa
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2001
Abstract
Abstract – Traditional development policy assumes that the construct of gender is relatively unimportant at the intra-household level. Further, the inter-relationships of race, class, and gender are rarely examined. Using data from South Africa we find that sources and levels of income, as well as individual power, significantly vary expenditure patterns. This violates the mainstream unitary household model and provides evidence that the unit of analysis should be shifted away from the household and towards its individual members.

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