Explaining Gender Differentials in Agricultural Production in Nigeria

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Oseni, Gbemisola
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Corral, Paul
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Goldstein, Markus
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Winters, Paul
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2014-04-10T19:58:08Z
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2014-04-10T19:58:08Z
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2014-03
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2019-09-27T18:22:27Z
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This paper uses data from the General Household Survey Panel 2010/11 to analyze differences in agricultural productivity across male and female plot managers in Nigeria. The analysis utilizes the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition method, which allows for decomposing the unconditional gender gap into (i) the portion caused by observable differences in the factors of production (endowment effect) and (ii) the unexplained portion caused by differences in returns to the same observed factors of production (structural effect). The analysis is conducted separately for the North and South regions, excluding the west of the country. The findings show that in the North, women produce 28 percent less than men after controlling for observed factors of production, while there are no significant gender differences in the South. In the decomposition results, the structural effect in the North is larger than the endowment at the mean. Although women in the North have access to less productive resources than men, the results indicate that even if given the same level of inputs, significant differences still emerge. However for the South, the decomposition results show that the endowment effect is more important than the structural effect. Access to resources explains most of the gender gap in the South and if women are given the same level of inputs as men, the gap will be minimal. The difference in the results for the North and South suggests that policy should vary by region.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/03/19269811/explaining-gender-differentials-agricultural-production-nigeria
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/17728
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 6809
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS TO LAND
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ACCESS TO RESOURCES
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ACCOUNTING
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AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
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AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY
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ASSESSMENT OF GENDER
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BIOLOGY
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CHILD LABOR
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CROPS
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DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
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DISCRIMINATION
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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN
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ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY
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ECONOMICS
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EQUIPMENT
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EXTENSION SERVICES
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FAMILY LABOR
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FARMS
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FEMALE
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FEMALE FARMERS
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FEMALE HEADED HOUSEHOLDS
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FEMALE LABOR
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FEMALES
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GENDER
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GENDER ANALYSIS
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GENDER DIFFERENCE
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GENDER DIFFERENCES
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GENDER DIFFERENTIAL
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GENDER DIFFERENTIALS
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GENDER DISPARITIES
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GENDER EQUALITY
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GENDER GAP
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GENDER INEQUALITIES
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GENDER RELATIONS
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GIRLS
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GPS
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HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS
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HUMAN ECOLOGY
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HUMAN RESOURCES
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INCOME
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INEQUALITY
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LABOR ECONOMICS
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR MARKET DISCRIMINATION
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LABOR MARKETS
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MALE VALUE
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MOTIVATION
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OLDER WOMEN
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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PRODUCTION PROCESS
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PRODUCTIVITY
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ROLE OF WOMEN
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RURAL WOMEN
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SEX
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SUBSISTENCE FARMING
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WAGE DIFFERENTIALS
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WAGE DISCRIMINATION
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WAGE GAP
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WDR
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WIDOW
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WIDOWS
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WILL
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WOMEN FARMERS
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WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE
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AFRICA GENDER POLICY
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GENDER INNOVATION LAB
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WOMEN AND AGRICULTURE
dc.title
Explaining Gender Differentials in Agricultural Production in Nigeria
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Jobs
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Gender
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2014-03-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/03/19269811/explaining-gender-differentials-agricultural-production-nigeria
okr.globalpractice
Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Social Protection and Labor
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Governance
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-6809
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000158349_20140320085038
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19269811
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WPS6809
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/03/20/000158349_20140320085038/Rendered/PDF/WPS6809.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Nigeria
okr.topic
Gender :: Gender and Development
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Rural Development Knowledge and Information Systems
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Gender :: Gender and Law
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Gender :: Gender and Health
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Rural Development
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Poverty and Inequality Team, Development Research Group (DECRG)
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