Who in the household has decision making power over various things (kids going to school, health seeking behavior of individual members) either alone or jointly with someone else in the household makes up a set of questions that often find their way into surveys (e.g. a version is included in most Demographic and Health Surveys). An interesting new paper by Amber Peterman and coauthors takes a hard look at these questions and what they might, or might not, be telling us.
This is the first in this year’s series of posts by PhD students on the job market.
While the U.S Presidential Debate on Tuesday night brought to the fore issues of gender equity in the U.S.