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Quisumbing, Ma. Agnes R. (Maria Agnes R.)

Overview
Works: 165 works in 327 publications in 2 languages and 2,403 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt
Classifications: HD1131, 333.3091724
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Most widely held works by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing
Gender in agriculture : closing the knowledge gap by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( )

23 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) produced a 2011 report on women in agriculture with a clear and urgent message: agriculture underperforms because half of all farmers women lack equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. This book builds on the reports conclusions by providing, for a non-specialist audience, a compendium of what we know now about gender gaps in agriculture. The authors explore linkages among gender, assets, and agricultural development projects. They examine the current state of land tenure; womens access to markets, financial services, and rural employment; and gender differences in social capital and in vulnerability to poor nutrition and health. The book also looks at trends in agricultural research, development, and extension systems and in womens participation in research. The opening section summarizes the main messages of the 2011 FAO report and reviews how gender has been conceptualized in agriculture and how these concepts have changed in the past three decades. Topics covered include how demographic conditions such as household structure, age, and migration have affected gender relations. Part 2 of the book focuses on data and methods for understanding gender issues in agriculture. The authors look at changing institutional approaches to addressing gender and assess past and present methods for effectively collecting and analyzing data on gender roles and relations in agriculture. Part 3 gathers background studies that document gender gaps in assets and key agricultural inputs. Part 4 looks beyond the farm to observe and analyze gender roles in markets and value chains. Part 5 proposes ways that agricultural research, development, and extension systems can be made more responsive to the needs of both male and female farmers. The research findings collected here provide, in non-technical language, an overview of a pressing problem in agricultural development the disadvantages and inequities that burden women farmers as well as ways to understand and address this problem. Published with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Intrahousehold allocation and gender relations : new empirical evidence by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using new household data sets from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and South Africa, the paper presents measures of individual characteristics that are highly correlated with bargaining power, namely human capital and individually-controlled assets, evaluated at the time of marriage. In all the country case studies, the unitary model is rejected as a description of houshold behavior, but to different degrees. Results suggest that assets controlled by women have a positive and significant effect on expenditure allocation towards the next generation, such as education and children's clothing and that parents do not always have identical preferences toward sons and daughters
Land and schooling : transferring wealth across generations by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household decisions, gender, and development : a synthesis of recent research( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

References pp 239-260
How fair is workfare? : Gender, public works, and employment in rural Ethiopia by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Toward an alternative land reform paradigm : a Philippine perspective by Yūjirō Hayami( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the real impact of schooling on age of first union and age of first parenting? : new evidence from Guatemala by Jere Richard Behrman( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ages of first union and of first parenting are of considerable interest, not only because of their implications for individual welfare and well-being over the life cycle, but also because they are strongly associated with fertility patterns that are thought to have important implications for the broader society. But the many positive associations between schooling attainment and ages of first union and first parenting do not mean that increasing education causes increases in ages of first union and first parenting. This study contributes to the literature by investigating the impact of schooling on ages of first union and first parenting using data collected over 35 years in Guatemala. It advances beyond the previous literature by (1) treating schooling as behaviorally-determined, which changes the estimated schooling impacts considerably in a number of cases, tending to result in stronger positive effects of schooling for females and weaker ones for males; (2) including other aspects of individuals' human capital and parental family background, which in some cases changes the estimated impact of schooling attainment a fair amount; and (3) including outcomes, additional to ages of first union and first parenting, such as union partner's human capital and union partner's family's social and economic status, which enriches the understanding of the multiple effects that schooling attainment has on the processes under study
Empowering women to achieve food security( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land, trees, and women : evolution of land tenure institutions in western Ghana and Sumatra by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the evolution of customary land tenure institutions in areas of Western Ghana and Western Sumatra where traditional matrilineal inheritance systems have been changing. In these two areas, the authors find that individualization of land tenure has contributed to both increased gender equity and greater efficiency in agroforestry management. While property rights institutions are moving toward providing proper incentives for efficient natural resource management, the authors conclude that any program or legal framework that assigns rights to resources must be evaluated for barriers to women's participation
Risks, Ex-ante Actions and Public Assistance Impacts of Natural Disasters on Child Schooling in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Malawi by Futoshi Yamauchi( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "This paper examines the impacts of natural disasters on schooling investments with special focus on the roles of ex-ante actions and ex-post responses using panel data from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Malawi. The importance of ex-ante actions depends on disaster risks and the likelihood of public assistance, which potentially creates substitution between the two actions. The findings show that higher future probabilities of disasters increase the likelihood of holding more human capital and/or livestock relative to land, and this asset-portfolio effect is significant in disaster prone areas. The empirical results support the roles of both ex-ante and ex-post responses (public assistance) in coping with disasters, but also show interesting variations across countries. In Ethiopia, public assistance plays a more important role than ex-ante actions to mitigate the impact of shocks on child schooling. In contrast, households in Malawi rely more on private ex-ante actions than public assistance. The Bangladesh example shows active roles of both ex-ante and ex-post actions. These observations are consistent with the finding on the relationship between ex-ante actions and disaster risks. The results also show that among ex-ante actions, human capital accumulated in the household prior to disasters helps mitigate the negative effects of disasters in both the short and long runs."--World Bank web site
Measuring Time Use in Development Settings by Greg Seymour( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses the challenges associated with collecting time-use data in developing countries. The paper suggests potential solutions, concentrating on the two most common time-use methods used in development settings: stylized questions and time diaries. The paper identifies a significant lack of rigorous empirical research comparing these methods in development settings, and begins to fill this gap by analyzing data from Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index surveys in Bangladesh and Uganda. The surveys include stylized questions and time diary estimates for the same individual. The study finds limited evidence that stylized questions are more feasible (in terms of interview length) but also less accurate, compared with time diaries. These results are attributed to the relatively greater cognitive burden imposed on respondents by stylized questions. The paper discusses the importance of broadening the scope of time-use research to capture the quantity and quality of time, to achieve richer insights into gendered time-use patterns and trends. The paper suggests a path forward that combines mainstream time-use data collection methods with promising methodological innovations from other disciplines
Natural disasters, self-insurance and human capital investment : evidence from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Malawi by Futoshi Yamauchi( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "This paper examines the impacts of disasters on dynamic human capital production using panel data from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Malawi. The empirical results show that the accumulation of biological human capital prior to disasters helps children maintain investments in the post-disaster period. Biological human capital formed in early childhood (long-term nutritional status) plays a role of insurance with resilience to disasters by protecting schooling investment and outcomes, although disasters have negative impacts on investment. In Bangladesh, children with more biological human capital are less affected by the adverse effects of floods, and the rate of investment increases with the initial human capital stock in the post-disaster recovery process. In Ethiopia and Malawi, where droughts are rather frequent, exposure to highly frequent droughts in some cases reduces schooling investment but the negative impacts are larger among children embodying less biological human capital. Asset holdings prior to the disasters, especially the household's stock of intellectual human capital, also helps maintain schooling investments at least to the same degree as the stock of human capital accumulated in children prior to the disasters."--World Bank web site
The Guatemala Community Day Care Program : an example of effective urban programming by Marie T Ruel( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hogares Comunitarios Program was launched as a pilot project in Guatemala City in 1991 in response to the need for alternative childcare in a rapidly urbanizing environment. By providing working parents with lowcost, quality childcare within their communities, the program seeks to improve young children's diets, nutrition, and development, while enabling poor parents to engage in income-generating activities. Similar programs have been used throughout Latin America, but few have been carefully assessed. This report evaluates the program's implementation, its service delivery and quality, and its impact on beneficiary children and their families
Women : the key to food security by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do Shocks Affect Men's and Women's Assets Differently? A Review of Literature and New Evidence for Bangladesh and Uganda by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This background paper attempts to expand our understanding of the gender-differentiated impact of shocks on assets through a literature review on shocks and gendered asset dynamics and an analysis of new panel data (2007 and 2009) from Uganda and Bangladesh looking at the impact of negative shocks and positive events on men's and women's assets. We take advantage of detailed assets and shocks modules to disaggregate the type of shock between covariate and idiosyncratic shocks and types of assets according to ownership (joint, husband's, and wife's assets). We also consider the impact of life-cycle events such as dowry payments and receipts, and inheritance. Estimation of an asset accumulation regression as a function of covariate and idiosyncratic shocks, with controls for baseline characteristics and asset stocks, finds that while many shocks are similar in both countries, commonly-experienced shocks do not necessarily have the same effects across countries and on men's, women's, and jointly-owned assets within countries. Land and assets in general were relatively well insured against food price increases in Bangladesh, but jointly held assets and wives' assets in Uganda were negatively affected. Weather shocks negatively impact husbands' assets and wives' assets in Bangladesh and Uganda, respectively. Reflecting differences in country and context, dowry and wedding expenses took their toll on wives' land in Bangladesh, and illness shocks also had a large detrimental impact on wives' assets in Bangladesh, while death negatively affected wives' assets in Uganda. Within households, however, it appears that in Bangladesh, husbands' land and assets were more negatively affected by covariate shocks relative to wives' assets, whereas in Uganda, husbands' assets were relatively protected against covariate shocks relative to wives' assets
Food security in practice : using gender research in development by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage in transition : evidence on age, education, and assets from six developing countries by Ma. Agnes R Quisumbing( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural disasters, self-insurance and human capital investment evidence from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Malawi by Futoshi Yamauchi( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risks, ex-ante actions and public assistance impacts of natural disasters on child schooling in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Malawi by Futoshi Yamauchi( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assets at marriage in rural Ethiopia by Marcel Fafchamps( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gender in agriculture : closing the knowledge gap
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Land and schooling : transferring wealth across generationsHousehold decisions, gender, and development : a synthesis of recent research
Alternative Names
Agnes Reynes Quisumbing econoom

Quisumbing, A. R.

Quisumbing, Agnes

Quisumbing Agnes R.

Quisumbing Ma. Agnes R.

Quisumbing, Ma. Agnes R. (Maria Agnes R.)

Quisumbing, Maria Agnes R.

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English (126)

German (1)