Household decision-making and gender relations in Tanzania : literature and theory review
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Antwerp :University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management, 2014
IOB working paper / University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management ; 2014:02
University of Antwerp
This working paper briefly compares statistical, economic and anthropological views of the household, and describes the main determinants of intrahousehold bargaining and decision-making powers. Next, it discusses the shortcomings of the economic household models: their lack of attention to social norms and the non-bargaining area (i.e. the possibility of latent decision-making or non-decision-making). Additional insights in the Tanzanian household context are gained, through empirical evidence from the academic literature and the Tanzanian Demographic and Health Surveys; as well as from the countrys legislation.