Date of Graduation
Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MSIDEC)
College of Arts and Sciences
Do female headed households lose/ sell more of their livestock in the event of a drought as compared to households headed by males? We address this question through an analysis of the combination of Living Standards Measurement study Integrated surveys on Agriculture dataset on Uganda using data from the period 2011-2016 and NDVI & Weather data. We carry out both OLS and fixed effects estimations. Our OLS Results are consistent with the theory of Consumption smoothing while we do not find evidence of any gendered effects from both the OLS and IV estimations.
Onyango, Fiona and Hobbs, Andrew, "The Gendered Impact of Droughts on Household Decision Making: Evidence from Uganda" (2021). Master's Theses. 1398.