Agric Econ 2020 Jan 27;51(1):47-58. Epub 2019 Nov 27.
International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI Washington, DC USA.
New data and new methods have provided many new insights into rural households in the past 50 years. We analyze what we have learned from household models since Boserup and Becker, using this to frame more recent findings about household behavior from three types of studies: observational studies, experimental games, and impact evaluations. More sex-disaggregated data, as well as data that are collected at smaller units, such as agricultural plots, have allowed us to better understand agricultural productivity, risk sharing, and spousal cooperation. Read More