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Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Posts tagged "gender and household economics"

Why do people leave bequests? For love or self-interest? Evidence from a new international survey of bequest plans

This paper discusses three alternative assumptions concerning household preferences (altruism, self-interest, and a desire for dynasty building) and shows that these assumptions have very different implications for bequest motives and bequest division.

Rights and capabilities: reading the Philippines Magna Carta of Women from the perspective of the capabilities approach

Where human rights are viewed as ethical demands, the Magna Carta for Women succeeds in giving attention to aspects of women’s lives that require state support.

Does economic empowerment protect women against domestic violence? Evidence from the Philippines

[with Xylee Javier] We ask whether women's economic empowerment -- defined alternatively as having the ability to decide on daily needs, major purchases, and spending own income -- protects women against domestic violence.