Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Amanda Dawsey, Jeff Bookwalter, Kimber McKay
Development, Economics, Outlay Equivalence Ratios
University of Montana
Econometrics | Economic Theory | Growth and Development
A significant amount of evidence suggests that gender inequality in the developing world negatively impacts women and girls’ health, education and future wage potential. This thesis investigates whether households in South Africa discriminated against their girl children, in favor of their boy children. Additionally, I will investigate whether household heads favored children matching their own sex. Using the 1st wave of the National Income Dynamics Study and Angus Deaton’s outlay-equivalence ratio method, I will estimate the impact, 8 age and sex categories have on their household’s adult goods expenditure. I found statistically significant but practically insignificant evidence, from a sample of poor female headed households, suggesting a preference for 0-4 year old boys over 0-4 year old girls.
Peevey, Samuel, "An Outlay Equivalence Analysis of South African Households" (2017). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers.
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