Household efficiency and polygamy in rural Nigeria

This project seeks to conduct behavioural experiments investigating intra-household efficiency within monogamous and polygamous households in south-west Nigeria. A random sample of households (containing a total of 650 adults distributed across 16 communities) has been participating in a year-long weekly survey focusing on household financial and resource management. The opportunity is attractive for two reasons: the very rich survey data to which the experimental data could be linked; and around half of the adults in the sample are in polygamous marriages.

About this project

Project type: 
Research project
Part of the following research theme(s): 
Status: 
Ongoing

Researchers

Geographic

Keywords

Polygamy, Intra-household collaboration, Nigeria, Behavioral experiment

Funding and cooperation

Funding: 

ASC
Amsterdam Institute for International Development
Nottingham School of Economics
University of East Anglia

Cooperation: 

VU University Amsterdam, the University of East Anglia and the University of Nottingham.