Short-term investments in agriculture: Is there a gender bias?

dc.contributor.authorBhagowalia, P.en
dc.contributor.authorChen, S.en
dc.contributor.authorShively, Gerald E.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen
dc.coverage.temporal1975 - 1985en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:20:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:20:13Zen
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.description.abstractMost developing countries strive to improve agricultural productivity by relaxing credit constraints, supplying better inputs, improving marketing and distribution. However the efficacy of these reforms needs to be examined in the context of the behavioral responses of farming households. This study examines gender biases within households that affect short-term input allocation decisions in agriculture. The study utilizes data from ICRISAT's village level studies in India (1975-85) to highlight the effects of child gender on the use of agricultural inputs. The main finding is that households with boys tend to use purchased inputs such as fertilizers and insecticides more intensively compared with households with girls. In general, household with boys also tend to have larger land holdings, and use animal and human labor to a greater extent than household with girls.en
dc.description.notesSysCoor-5 (Policy and Governance)en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier2662en
dc.identifier.citationPaper presented at the annual meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Portland, OR, 31 July 2007en
dc.identifier.other2662_Bhagowalia2007_Agri_Investment_Gender_Bi.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67088en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectSemiarid zonesen
dc.subjectGirlsen
dc.subjectFamilyen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectBoysen
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectGender biasen
dc.subjectHouseholdsen
dc.subjectAgricultural inputsen
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleShort-term investments in agriculture: Is there a gender bias?en
dc.typePresentationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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