Is Knowledge Shared Within Households?
World Bank, Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics, and Development Research Group, Poverty and Human Resources, 1999 - Externalities (Economics) - 26 pages
"Yes-- and more efficiently by women than by men, according to this analysis of household survey data for Bangladesh. An illiterate adult earns significantly more in the nonfarm economy when living in a household with at least one literate member"--Cover.
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