Event Title

What's Gender Got to Do With It?: The Effects of Women's Decision-Making in Morocco

Presenter Information

Shannon Kooser, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 141

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 4:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

In a conservative country like Morocco, women are often not afforded many rights. Men are considered the heads of the households, but previous research has shown that households do not make decisions as a solitary unit. That is, if a man is the primary decision-maker of a household, he might make different choices than if a woman were in charge. Using a linear regression, this research will determine the relationship between the gender of the primary decision-maker in a household, and that households ability to recover from a weather-related shock or an increase in food prices. I will determine how a womans ability to make her own decisions regarding education, employment, income and marriage is linked to her familys ability to recover from negative effects of an external shock.

Faculty Sponsor

Michael Donihue

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Economics Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

94

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What's Gender Got to Do With It?: The Effects of Women's Decision-Making in Morocco

Diamond 141

In a conservative country like Morocco, women are often not afforded many rights. Men are considered the heads of the households, but previous research has shown that households do not make decisions as a solitary unit. That is, if a man is the primary decision-maker of a household, he might make different choices than if a woman were in charge. Using a linear regression, this research will determine the relationship between the gender of the primary decision-maker in a household, and that households ability to recover from a weather-related shock or an increase in food prices. I will determine how a womans ability to make her own decisions regarding education, employment, income and marriage is linked to her familys ability to recover from negative effects of an external shock.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/373