Does education mitigate the adverse impact of bridewealth on women's reproductive autonomy?

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dc.contributor.author Dodoo, F.N.-A.
dc.contributor.author Horne, C.
dc.contributor.author Biney, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-23T14:50:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-23T14:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other Vol. 70(1): pp 77-97
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/25756
dc.description.abstract Recent research finds evidence that bridewealth payment in Africa creates reproductive obligations for women. The present paper explores the effectiveness of female education – an important policy weapon for addressing sexual and reproductive health disadvantages of women in the developing world -- in mitigating bridewealth’s adverse impact on women’s sexual autonomy. We conducted a vignette experiment in which we manipulated a woman’s bridewealth status (bridewealth had not been paid, had been partially paid, or had been completely paid) and her behavior (either in the reproductive or business domain). Our results suggest that female schooling may have more liberalizing effects in some domains than in others, and that efforts to increase women’s reproductive autonomy should consider the normative obligations created by bridewealth payment. The research and policy implications are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Genus en_US
dc.subject Summary Report en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Reproductive Behavior en_US
dc.subject Reproductive Rights en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Educational Status en_US
dc.subject Impact en_US
dc.subject Developing Countries en_US
dc.subject Demographic Factors en_US
dc.subject Population en_US
dc.subject Fertility en_US
dc.subject Population Dynamics en_US
dc.subject Human Rights en_US
dc.subject Political Factors en_US
dc.subject Sociocultural Factors en_US
dc.subject Socioeconomic Status en_US
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors en_US
dc.subject Economic Factors en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.title Does education mitigate the adverse impact of bridewealth on women's reproductive autonomy? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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