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Intra-household responsibilities and financial decisions

Project description

Encouraging men to improve household welfare

Women and men spend differently. Studies show that women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and save more than men do. To promote female empowerment and child welfare, numerous developmental aid programmes allocate resources to women only. In this context, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project IntraHouseDecisions will explore whether this approach overlooks opportunities for men to contribute to the household's welfare and how policies can be adjusted to better combat poverty. The project intends to develop a framework that joins empirical and theoretical findings on intra-household allocations and gender norms in developing countries by incorporating the role of intra-household responsibilities in spouses' financial decisions and collect empirical evidence with a lab-in-the field experiment in Ghana.

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 230 774,40
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data