Gender, households, and markets: inherited land and labour force participation of rural household in the Cordillera Region, Philippines | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Janeiro 2000
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
bridge:A28757

Why does viewing a household as a single unit have serious downfalls for gender analysis' The unitary view overlooks the crucial fact that gender relations between family members play a large role in intra-household decisions about decision-making, time allocation, and expenditure. A collective model on the other hand allows household analysis to consider gender relations, with attention to women's and men's respective access to, control over, or ownership of resources. This research tests the unitary model in a farm household context, in relation to the amount of inherited land of husbands and wives. It finds that income pooling (joining of income into one pot) between male and female members of the same household is not the norm. Rather environmental factors, such as legal and customary systems of entitlements, and markets determine the distribution of resources between household members. Links were also observable between social institutions, women's land rights, married women's labour force participation and household relations.

Autores e editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
L.D. Mendoza
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BRIDGE is a research and information programme located within IDS Knowledge Services. We are part of a global movement whose vision is a world where gender equality, dignity and social justice prevail, where poverty is eliminated and where human rights – including women’s rights - are realised.

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BRIDGE is a research and information programme located within IDS Knowledge Services. We are part of a global movement whose vision is a world where gender equality, dignity and social justice prevail, where poverty is eliminated and where human rights – including women’s rights - are realised.

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