gender

Gender differences in access to extension services and agricultural productivity

Authors
Catherine Ragasa, Guush Berhane, Fanaye Tadesse, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Publication date
Location
https://www.ifpri.org/publication/gender-differences-access-extension-services-and-agricultural-productivity
Source / Citation
Ragasa, C., G. Berhane, F. Tadesse, and A. S. Taffesse. "Gender Differences in Access to Extension Services and Agricultural Productivity," IFPRI & EDRI, ESSP Working Paper No. 49, December 2012.
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This paper contributes new empirical evidence and nuanced analysis on the gender difference in access to extension services and how this translates to observed differences in technology adoption and agricultural productivity. We employ a cross-sectional instrumental-variable regression method using a regionally-representative dataset of more than 7,500 households and 32,000 plots in four major regions in Ethiopia that was collected during the 2010 main season.

International Trade, Female Labor, and Entrepreneurship in MENA Countries

Authors
Silvio Contessi, Francesca de Nicola, and Li Li
Publisher
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Publication date
Location
https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/2013/01/04/international-trade-female-labor-and-entrepreneurship-in-mena-countries/
Source / Citation
Contessi, S., F. de Nicola, and L. Li. "International Trade, Female Labor, and Entrepreneurship in MENA Countries," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, January/February 2013 Vol. 95, No. 1, pp. 89-114.

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries stand out in international comparisons of de jure obstacles to female employment and entrepreneurship. These obstacles manifest themselves in low rates of female labor participation, entrepreneurship, and ownership. Recent research suggests a connection between international trade and female labor participation. In this article, the authors focus on the relationship between international trade and gender in the MENA countries.

Policy reform toward gender equality in Ethiopia

Authors
Neha Kumar, Agnes R. Quisumbing
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/policy-reform-toward-gender-equality-ethiopia-little-little-egg-begins-walk-little-little-egg-begins-walk-little-little-egg-begins-walk-little-little-egg-begins-walk
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There is growing interest in the role of policy reforms to promote gender equality and empower women, two key objectives of development policy. From a policy perspective, it would be ideal for reforms undertaken in different policy areas to be consistent, so that they reinforce each other in improving gender equity.

The Impact of Food for Education Programs on School Participation in Northern Uganda
Authors
Harold Alderman, Daniel O. Gilligan and Kim Lehrer
Publisher
Economic Development and Cultural Change
Publication date
yuan 10 Sep, 2012 11:58
Location
http://www.jstor.org/stable/info/10.1086/666949
Source / Citation
Harold Alderman, Daniel O. Gilligan and Kim Lehrer. "The Impact of Food for Education Programs on School Participation in Northern Uganda" Economic Development and Cultural Change Vol. 61, No. 1 (October 2012) (pp. 187-218)
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There is a general consensus that food for education (FFE) programs increase primary school participation. Although this view is widely held, there is limited causal evidence to support it. Moreover, little is known about how the design of FFE programs affects schooling outcomes. This article presents evidence of the impacts of alternative methods of FFE delivery on schooling in Northern Uganda using a randomized controlled evaluation conducted from 2005 to 2007.

Inheritance Practices and Gender Differences in Poverty and Well-Being in Rural Ethiopia

Authors
Neha Kumar, Agnes Quisumbing
Publisher
Development Policy Review
Publication date
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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2012.00589.x
Source / Citation
Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing 2012. "Inheritance Practices and Gender Differences in Poverty and Well-Being in Rural Ethiopia" Development Policy Review 30(5): 573-595. Special issue on Inheritance and the intergenerational transmission of poverty.
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This article examines the role of men's and women's asset inheritance in poverty and well-being in rural Ethiopia. Data from the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey (1997, 2004, and 2009) are used to investigate the following. (i) What is the long-term impact of gender differentials in inheritance on household consumption, poverty and food security? (ii) Are there significant differences in poverty and well-being between male-and female-headed households?