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Intra-Household Resource Allocation: Issues and Methods for Development Policy and Planning

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Papers prepared for the Workshop on Methods of Measuring Intra-household Resource Allocation, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA, October 1983

United Nations University Press
Food and Nutrition Bulletin Supplement 15





The internal dynamics of households: A critical factor in development policy
Incorporating household dynamics into the planning process
Methodological issues in the study of intra-household dynamics

I. Conceptual frameworks

1.Conceptual frameworks
2. Programme interventions, intra-household allocation, and the welfare of individuals: economic models of the household
Person-specific prices and goods-specific prices
Heterogeneity and household behaviour: discerning the consequences of intra-household resource allocations
3. Peeking into the black box of economic models of the household
A theoretical peek into the black box of economic household models
4. Intra-household allocation of resources: perspectives from anthropology
Social distribution of rights and responsibilities
5. Intra-household allocation of resources: perspectives from psychology
Distribution Rules : Rules of Social Exchange

II. Methodological approaches to measurement

Methodological approaches to measurement
6. Combining quantitative and qualitative methods in the study of intra-household resource allocation
The meaning of cultural things
7. An approach to the study of women's productive roles as a determinant of intra-household allocation patterns
8. Household organization and expenditure in a time perspective: social processes of change
Micro-social research on household organization and expenditures in Buenos Aires, Argentina

III. Measurement of key variables

Measurement of key variables
9. Multiple group membership and intra-household resource allocation
10. Time-allocation research: the costs and benefits of alternative methods
11. Use of emic units for time-use recall
12. Data on food consumption by high-risk family members: its utility for identifying target households for food and nutrition programmes
Weight- and height-for-age as proxies for calorie adequacy among high-risk pre-schoolers
Correlation between calorie adequacy of high-risk individuals and selected indicators
13. Determinants the ability of household members to adapt to social and economic changes




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