Introduction to a study of intrahousehold resource allocation and gender discrimination in rural Andhra Pradesh, India

Nobuhiko Fuwa, Seiro Ito, Kensuke Kubo, Takashi Kurosaki, Yasuyuki Sawada

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In this special issue, we use unique household data which was collected exclusively for our study in Andhra Pradesh, India, with the help of an NGO. We estimate and test the intrahousehold resource allocation rules, incidence of child labor, and the effects of credit constraints on time allocation among household members. Three empirical papers of this issue indicate the overall support for the collective model against the unitary model of households, clarified the role of household structure, and show the nature of mother-child labor substitution under a binding credit constraint. In addition, a survey paper discussing the recent trends on educational attainment and the empirical strategies in identifyng the policy effects are included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-397
Number of pages23
JournalDeveloping Economies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1



  • Child labor
  • Credit constraint
  • Intrahousehold resource allocation
  • NGO intervention
  • Unitary versus collective model of a household

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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