Contribution of women to household income and effects on the allocation of family spending in Bolivia
This document investigates the second level, from the role and power of women for the allocation of resources available to households. For this reason, it is limited to the scope of bi-parental families with children, which allows an evaluation of the negotiation of the main partner of the household regarding household spending decisions. From the relational level, it is considered that the power of women lies in the economic autonomy that is verified from the capacity of women to generate and contribute income to the home. Under a family negotiation model, women can influence an allocation of household resources that favors investment in the capacities of the couple's sons and daughters, compared to other family models with a single income earner, in this case the husband or spouse.