Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Kenya
The paper examines intrahousehold resource allocation in Kenya and if there exists gender bias. The assumption of a unitary household model is relaxed and a collective household model is used. Demographic separability tests are then carried out to identify ‘adult goods’ i.e. goods that have pure income effect with the addition of a child in the household. The Deaton Model (1997) is then used to examine the behaviour of budget share of adult goods with total expenditure and lastly tests are carried out using the outlay equivalent ratios to establish if there is gender bias within the households. The Kenya Welfare Monitoring Survey Data for 1997 was analysed; alcohol failed to pass the demographic separability test in urban areas, the study however does not find any gender bias using the Deaton (1997) model. The study concludes that there is a need for further research in this area using individual data.
HC 865 . Z9 C616 2011
Household - Economic Aspect - Kenya , Household - Kenya , Cost and standards of living - Kenya , Intrahousehold resource allocation , demographic separability , outlay equivalent ration