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Investment Decisions and Gender in Agricultural Households: Evidence from Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Rural Tanzania
Agricultural investments often carry labor costs and market risks, and spouses negotiate and bargain to settle their conflicting preferences for risk and differing views on individual labor costs. Using a lab-in-the-field experiment with a real-effort task, we analyze man, woman, and joint decision-making in those investments. We find men prefer to take production and market risks more often than women, investing higher amounts in risky investments. However, those investments' returns are low,doi:10.22004/ag.econ.315291 fatcat:otgusky57ndqvhlcxlzegnk4pe