Working Paper: Intra-household decisions on cookstove choices and impacts on the welfare of women and girls

The study aimed to examine the intra-household decision-making on stove choices in Ethiopia and understand whether the gender of the decision-maker affects the intended welfare gains for women and girls.

The study shows that cookstove choices are associated more with the characteristics of the person who makes such decisions within the household than the characteristics of the head of the household.

The study also documented the trade-offs in women's time use for collecting fuel, cooking, childcare, and schooling because of different choices and stacking of cook stoves.

Dawit Mekonnen, Tiruwork Arega, Seid Yimam