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Essays on Gender Issues, Food Security, and Technology Adoption in East Africa.


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Title: Essays on Gender Issues, Food Security, and Technology Adoption in East Africa.
Authors: Wagura Ndiritu, Simon
E-mail: Simon.Wagura@economics.gu.se
Issue Date: 15-Apr-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economics ; Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik
Date of Defence: 2013-04-19
Disputation: Friday April 19, 2013, at 10 am. Lecture hall E 43, School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1, Gothenburg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Agricultural technology adoption, bivariate probit model, children, climate change adaptation, Complementarity, discrimination, drinking water, environmental goods collection, exogenous switching treatment regression, food security, fuelwood, gender issues, Kenya, multivariate Probit, post-harvest loss abatement, preservation methods, risk perception, schooling , storage technologies, Tanzania, water quality, water treatment.
Abstract: This thesis consists of five self-contained papers: Paper 1: Are there systematic gender differences in the adoption of joint sustainable intensification practices? Evidence from Kenya This paper uses household- and plot-level data to test whether there are systematic gender differences in the adoption of joint sustainable intensification practices in Kenya. Using a multivariate probit model, we find that gender differences in the adoption of some technologies do exist. Women plot managers ... more
ISBN: 978-91-85169-72-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/32605
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik

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