Women's Empowerment and Wellbeing: Evidence from Africa

Fielding, D; Lepine, A; (2016) Women's Empowerment and Wellbeing: Evidence from Africa. The journal of development studies, 53 (6). pp. 826-840. ISSN 0022-0388 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1219345

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We use household survey data from Senegal to model the effects of empowerment within the home on married women's wellbeing. The estimated effects of empowerment are at least as large as more conventional development indicators, such as household income. The size of the empowerment effect is robust to alternative estimation techniques, including an Instrumental Variables estimator.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: intimate partner violence, intrahousehold allocation, antiretroviral, therapy, child nutrition, western kenya, rural senegal, south-africa, health, rights, india, Business & Economics, Public Administration
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Web of Science ID: 396824700004
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/3983360

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