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The Effect of Women's Bargaining Power on Child Nutrition in Rural Senegal

Lépine, A; Strobl, E; (2013) The Effect of Women's Bargaining Power on Child Nutrition in Rural Senegal. World Development , 45 pp. 17-30. 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.12.018. Green open access

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Abstract

We examine how women’s bargaining power affects child nutritional status using data from rural Senegal. In order to correct for the potential endogeneity of women’s bargaining power we use information on a mother’s ethnicity relative to that of the community she resides in order to construct an arguably exogenous exclusion restriction. While standard OLS estimates suggest that if a mother has more bargaining power, her children will have a better nutritional status, our IV estimates indicate that the true impact is underestimated if the endogeneity of bargaining power is not taken into account.

Type: Article
Title: The Effect of Women's Bargaining Power on Child Nutrition in Rural Senegal
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.12.018
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.12.018
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: woman’s bargaining power, child nutrition, instrumental variable, Senegal, Africa
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10090869
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