Publication: Asset Dynamics in Northern Nigeria

This paper examines household asset dynamics and gender-differentiated asset inequality over a 20-year period (1988–2008) in northern Nigeria. We show that the initial endowments of both household capital and livestock holdings are inconsistent with the poverty trap hypothesis but that tracking rules for households in panel surveys may lead to differences in empirical results on >> Read more

Publication: Input Choices in Agriculture: Is There A Gender Bias?

Publication year: 2010 Source: World Development, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 October 2010 Susan E., Chen , Priya, Bhagowalia , Gerald, Shively This paper examines evidence of gender biases in the decisions of agricultural households, utilizing data from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics’s village level studies in India (1975–85). The >> Read more


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Publication: Does Social Capital Build Women’s Assets?

Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing This paper investigates the long–term impact of agricultural technologies, disseminated using different implementation modalities, on men’s and women’s asset accumulation in rural Bangladesh. Data were collected in 1996–97 to examine the effects of the adoption of new vegetable varieties and polyculture fishpond management technologies on household resource allocation, incomes, and >> Read more


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