Title

Spousal-Differences in Perception of Female Autonomy in Household Decision-Making in Nepal

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

The primary objective of this paper is to see how spouses differ in terms of their perception of female autonomy in household decision-making in Nepal and the factors that influence these perceptions. Understanding the perception of female autonomy is important in general but particularly so for developing countries with traditional male-dominated and well-defined patriarchal roles in society. In general, the results seem to converge between men and women when it comes to perception of female autonomy in non-economic decision making but not when it relates to decision-making in economic matters. The results have important policy implications.

Recommended Citation

Self, Sharmistha. Spousal-Differences in Perception of Female Autonomy in Household Decision-Making in Nepal." Development Journal of the South 1, no. 1 (2015)."

Department

Economics

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