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Gender bias in Intrahousehold allocation : evidence from an unintentional experiment (English)

We use data from a Brazilian social program to investigate the existence of gender bias in intrahousehold allocations of resources. The program makes cash transfers to mothers and pregnant women in poor households. Bureaucratic mistakes, beyond the control of the applicants, have inadvertently excluded many households that had applied and were accepted to the program. This unintentional natural experiment is used to identify the impact of an exogenous variation in female nonlabor income over household consumption. We find that program participation led to an increase in food expenditure, but this effect is not due to women being the benefit recipients.

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  • Author

    Braido, Luis H. Olinto, Pedro Perrone, Helena

  • Document Date

    2012/05/01

  • Document Type

    Journal Article

  • Report Number

    94662

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Brazil,

  • Region

    Latin America & Caribbean,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/03/10

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Gender bias in Intrahousehold allocation : evidence from an unintentional experiment

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Braido, Luis H. Olinto, Pedro Perrone, Helena

Gender bias in Intrahousehold allocation : evidence from an unintentional experiment (English). Author accepted manuscript Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/270871468213584744/Gender-bias-in-Intrahousehold-allocation-evidence-from-an-unintentional-experiment