Lead Researcher(s):
Chau Nguyen (Monash University)
Klaus Abbink (Monash University)
Asad Islam (Monash University)

This study aims to provide an experiment approach to the household decision-making problem, with a focus on women’s control over household’s investment in the context of microfinance.

We would address the following research questions: (1) Is there any gender bias in household’s financial decision-making?; (2) Why do women tend to relinquish loans to their husbands’ control? ; (3) Are women more likely to invest in safe project over risky project?; (4) Under which circumstances are women more likely to engage in decision making?