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Journal ArticleContract Farming in Mozambique: Implications for Gender Inequalities Within and Across Rural Households
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesContract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Journal ArticleWomen’s Empowerment and Child Malnutrition: The Case of Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesAlkire and Foster demographic and health survey Fuzzy approach to poverty measurement
Journal ArticleIntroduction to Special Issue on: ‘Inequalities in the Least Developed Countries – Some Lessons from Africa’
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesEconomic inequality Multidimensional poverty Inequality and Well-being
Journal Special Issue
Working PaperChanging male perceptions of gender equality: Evidence from an experimental study
Reducing gender inequality is a critically important development challenge, especially in countries with widespread and deep-rooted prejudices against women...Gender Inequality Male perception
Working PaperContract farming in Mozambique: Implications on gender inequalities within and across rural households
This paper analyses the implication of contract farming on gender inequalities in rural Mozambique...Contract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Working PaperDoes women’s empowerment affect the health of children?: The case of Mozambique
In developing countries, women’s decisions concerning their children’s health depend on ‘empowerment’ concerning decision-making, husband/partner’s use of violence, woman’s attitude towards this violence, available...Alkire and Foster demographic and health survey Fuzzy approach to poverty measurement
Working PaperPolygamy and female labour supply in Senegal
In this paper, we explore the links between polygyny and female labour supply in Senegal using a nationally representative survey...Collective model Intra-household allocation Polygyny