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Essays on intra-household resource control, subjective expectations and human capital investment

Armand, A; (2014) Essays on intra-household resource control, subjective expectations and human capital investment. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Empowering women and understanding its role within households is one of the main policy objectives in the developing world. However, while there is con- sensus on this objective, there is still little evidence on which is the most efficient way to approach this issue. The PhD thesis is based on understanding whether a variation in intra-household control of resources has an effect on household outcomes in developing countries and whether this effect is related to subjective expectations. This research question is approached using empirical microeconom- ics methods. Chapter “The Marriage market and intra-household allocation of expenditure” tests the assertion that the status of the marriage market impacts on intra-household allocation of expenditures. Chapter “Validation of Subjective expectations” analyses the validity of questions related to subjective expecta- tions using the data collected among social financial recipients in the Republic of Macedonia during the 2010 and 2012 data collection waves of the Macedo- nian “Secondary School Conditional Cash Transfer” evaluation household survey. Chapter “Parental perceived returns to schooling and human capital investment” analyses how parental subjective expectations about the return to schooling of their children affect future decisions about schooling. Chapter “Who wears the trousers in the family?” studies how the interaction between intra-household al- location of resources and expected returns to schooling influences human capital investment among poor households.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Essays on intra-household resource control, subjective expectations and human capital investment
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1436086
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