Ties That Bind: The Kin System as a Mechanism of Income-Hiding between Spouses in Rural Ghana

Full citation: Castilla, C., “Ties That Bind: The Kin System as a Mechanism of Income-Hiding between Spouses in Rural Ghana,” 7 WIDER WORKING PAPER (UNU-WIDER, January 2013).

Ties That Bind: The Kin System as a Mechanism of Income-Hiding between Spouses in Rural Ghana

Abstract: I present a model of intra-household allocation to show that when income is not perfectly observed by both spouses, hiding of income can occur even when revelation increases bargaining power. I draw data from Ghana and exploit the variation in the degree of asymmetric information between spouses, measured as the difference between the husband’s

Languages: English

Year: 2013

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