Cooperative conflicts and gender relations: Experimental evidence from southeast Uganda

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Abstract

This study analyzes research results from experimental games played in the predominantly Bagisu area of Uganda in 2005. The games were designed to understand how husbands and wives manage household funds in relation to Amartya Sen's model of cooperative conflicts, which is widely used as a heuristic device for understanding intrahousehold bargaining. This study questions Sen's emphasis on the lower self-perceptions of personal welfare among women and on the role of cash contributions to the household as the basis of bargaining power, and it argues for a broader characterization of breakdown positions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-47
Number of pages23
JournalFeminist Economics
Volume19
Issue number4
Early online date6 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013

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