chapter  12
Gender Effects on Household Resource Allocation in Rural China
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While the distribution of income among social groups attracts serious concern in China, resource allocation among members of households seems overlooked. Re­ search on household issues has been dominated by the “unitary” model of house­ hold decision making, which treats all household members as if they behaved as one. Understanding how rights, responsibilities, and resources are allocated among household members can help policymakers to monitor how inequality among house­ hold members is changing.