New Journal Paper on factors affecting differences in livestock asset ownership

The paper "Factors Affecting Differences in Livestock Asset Ownership Between Male- and Female-Headed Households in Northern Ethiopia" written by Bethelhem Legesse Debela has been published in European Journal of Development Research.


New Journal Paper on factors affecting differences in livestock asset ownership

The paper is published as a New Journal Paper and can be downloaded here.

Abstract of the paper
Empirical studies that analyze the gender gap in livestock ownership are scarce. This article investigates gender differences in livestock holding using five waves of survey data (1998–2010) from Northern Ethiopia.

By employing decomposition analysis, we find that female-headed households (FHHs) own significantly fewer livestock compared with male-headed households. Differences in observed characteristics and returns to characteristics account for 29 and 51 per cent of the gender difference, respectively.

Lower endowment of land area, male labor and children (aged 6–14) in FHHs are the observed factors causing the disparity. Gender difference is more pronounced in the ownership of large animals than in the ownership of small animals. Findings are relevant for gender-sensitive public interventions that aim to promote livestock accumulation.

Published 29. April 2016 - 14:05 - Updated 28. November 2016 - 10:22

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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