Gender bias in the allocation of resources within households in Burkina Faso: A disaggregated outlay equivalent analysis uri icon

abstract

  • Discrimination in favour of boys in household resource allocation has been shown in a number of studies in South Asia; yet a lack of this discrimination has been shown in the few studies that have addressed this issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. None of these studies have examined the issue differentiating rural and urban, agroecological zone, and income stratum, yet there is theoretical reason to believe intra-household resource allocation would differ by these stratifiers. This article addresses the issue using those stratifiers for data from Burkina Faso. 'Outlay equivalent' analysis is used. Despite the stratification, the study supports the earlier findings of lack of discrimination in favour of boys.

publication date

  • 1993
  • 1993
  • 1993