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Type Working Paper - WIDER Working Paper
Title Female say on income and child outcomes: Evidence from Nigeria
Issue 2016/134
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/161517/1/873998677.pdf
This paper delves into the effect of female bargaining power on child education and
labor outcomes in Nigeria. Female bargaining power is proxied by female say on labor income,
rather than by female income per se. This is motivated by the fact female labor force
participation might be low in some contexts, while control over income is by all means what
matters the most. The empirical methodology accounts for a number of empirical issues,
including endogeneity and sample selection issues of female say on labor income, the multiequation
and mixed process features of the child outcomes, as well as the fact that hours of work
are left-censored. My findings are consistent with the overall idea that female say on income
leads to better child outcomes, rather than female income earning per se. Nevertheless, the type
of income under female control, child gender and child outcome matter.

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Ngenzebuke, Rama Lionel. "Female say on income and child outcomes: Evidence from Nigeria." WIDER Working Paper , no. 2016/134 (2016).
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