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dc.contributor.authorLawrence, P.G.
dc.contributor.authorSanders, J.H.
dc.contributor.authorRamaswamy, S.
dc.coverage.spatialBurkina Faso
dc.coverage.spatialSub-Saharan Africa
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists 20(1999): 203-214
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dc.description.abstractAgricultural technologies (new cultivars, inorganic fertilizers, soil- and water-conservation techniques) in Sub-Saharan Africa have been primarily introduced to male farmers by male-dominated extension services on the family plots. These yield-increasing, input-intensive technologies increase the demand for farm labor. So, not only do men obtain most of the direct benefits from the introduction of technology but this labor-intensive technology also increases the demands on women's time for additional labor. This raises the question: Are the combined effects of agricultural technologies beneficial or detrimental to women? We first develop a labor-market model that examines the impact of agricultural and household technologies on labor allocation and income determination within the household. We then discuss the important issue of how household labor-allocation decisions and division of income are made within the family in Sub-Saharan Africa. We use a programming model to estimate the effects of these technologies on household incomes and the income of women. The results indicate that the impact of agricultural technologies depends on the type of decision-making prevailing in the household. In contrast, household technologies increase the welfare of women regardless of the type of decision-making. However, with bargaining behavior, agricultural technologies do benefit women and there is some empirical support for this type of household behavior in Sub-Saharan African households.
dc.publisherAmsterdam, New York: Elsevier
dc.subjectRural development
dc.subjectHousehold enterprise
dc.subjectSemiarid zones
dc.subjectSustainable development
dc.subjectTropical zones
dc.subjectSubhumid zones
dc.subjectCommunity development
dc.subjectFemale labor
dc.subjectLabor allocation
dc.subjectHousehold income
dc.subjectTechnical progress
dc.subjectFarm income
dc.subjectLabor markets
dc.subjectDecision making
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale
dc.titleThe impact of agricultural and household technologies on women: A conceptual and quantitative analysis in Burkina Faso
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US

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