All my publications, including works in progress, are listed by topic:


Gender and Assets

The Gender Asset and Wealth Gaps.  Cheryl R. Doss, Carmen Diana Deere, Abena D. Oduro and Hema Swaminathan.  Development, 57(3-4): 400-09. 2014.

Examining Gender Inequalities in Land Rights Indicators in Asia.  Caitlin Kieran, Kathryn Sproule, Cheryl Doss and Agnes R. Quisubming. Agricultural Economics 46(S1): 119-38.  2015. Also published as IFPRI Discussion Paper 01308. 

Gender Inequalities in Ownership and Control of Land in Africa: Myth and Reality. Cheryl Doss, Chiara Kovarik, Amber Peterman, Agnes R. Quisumbing, Mara van den Bold. Agricultural Economics 46(2015): 403-434. Also published as IFPRI Discussion Paper 01308, December 2013

Collecting Gender Disaggregated Data to Improve Development Policies. Cheryl Doss. Journal of African Economies, 23 (suppl 1): i62-i86.2014.

Who Owns the land? Perspectives from Rural Ugandans and Implications for Land Acquisitions. Cheryl Doss, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Allan Bomuhangi. Feminist Economics 20(1): 76-100. 2014. Also available as IFPRI Discussion Paper 01136.

Property Rights and the Gender Distribution of Wealth in Ecuador, Ghana, and India. Carmen Diana Deere, Abena D. Oduro, Hema Swaminathan, and Cheryl Doss. The Journal of Economic Inequality 11 :249–265. 2013.

The Rural Gender Asset and Wealth Gaps: Evidence from Ghana, Ecuador, Uganda and Karnataka, India. Cheryl Doss, Carmen Diana Deere, Abena D. Oduro, and Suchitra J. Y. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Bangalore, India. 2012.

Lessons from the Field: Implementing Individual Asset Surveys in Ecuador, Ghana, India and Uganda. Cheryl Doss, Carmen Diana Deere, Suchitra J. Y., Abena D. Oduro, and Marya Hillesland. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Bangalore, India. 2011.

The Gender Asset and Wealth Gaps: Evidence from Ecuador, Ghana, and Karnataka, India. Cheryl Doss, Carmen Diana Deere, Abena D. Oduro, Hema Swaminathan, Suchitra J. Y., Rahul Lahoti, W. Baah-Boateng, L. Boakye-Yiadom, Jackeline Contreras, Jennifer Twyman, Zachary Catanzarite, Caren Grown, and Marya Hillesland. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. 2011. Download

Women, Marriage and Asset Inheritance in Uganda. Cheryl Doss, Mai Truong, Gorettie Nabanoga, and Justine Namaalwa. Development Policy Review 30 (5): 597-616. 2012. Also available as Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 184, April 2011.

Gender and Asset Ownership: A Guide to Collecting Individual level Data. Cheryl Doss, Caren Grown, and Carmen Diana Deere. Policy Research Working Paper 4704, World Bank, 2008.

Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing Countries, Cheryl Doss and Carmen Diana Deere. In Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective. Ed. by James Davies. 2008. Oxford University Press. (also available as UNU-WIDER Research Paper 2006/115)

The Gender-Asset Gap: What do we Know and Why does it Matter? Carmen Diana Deere and Cheryl Doss. Feminist Economics 12(1-2):1-50. January/April 2006.

Women and the Distribution of Wealth. Carmen Diana Deere and Cheryl Doss, eds. Routledge, 2007. (also published as a special issue of Feminist Economics, 12(1-2) Jan/April 2006)

Agricultural and Rural Development

Women and Agricultural Productivity:  What Does the Evidence Tell us?  Cheryl Doss.  Yale University Economic Growth  Center Discussion Paper 1051.  2015. 

Collective Action within the Household: Insights from Natural Resource Management. Cheryl Doss and Ruth Meinzen-Dick. World Development 74 (Oct. 2015): 171-183).  Also published as CAPRi Working Paper No. 117. IFPRI, Washington, DC. 2014.

Land, Gender, and Food Security. Cheryl Doss, Gale Summerfield, and Dzodzi Tsikata. Feminist Economics, 20(1):1-23. 2014

If Women Hold up Half the Sky, How much of the World’s Food do they Produce? Cheryl Doss. In: Quisumbing, Agnes, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Terri Raney, Andre Croppenstedt, Julia A. Behrman, and Amber Peterman, Editors. ESA Working Paper 11-04.  Agricultural Development Economics Division, FAO.  Rome, Italy. 2011.  

Data Needs for Gender Analysis in Agriculture. Cheryl Doss. In: Quisumbing, Agnes, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Terri Raney, Andre Croppenstedt, Julia A. Behrman, and Amber Peterman, Editors. Gender in Agriculture and Food Security: Closing the Knowledge Gap. Springer, 2014. 55-68. Also available as International Food Policy Research Institute Discussion Paper 01261

Risk and Social Change in an African Rural Economy:  Livelihoods in Pastoral Communities. John McPeak, Peter Little and Cheryl Doss. Routledge, 2011.

The Role of Women in Agriculture. Gustavo Anriquez, Andre Croppenstedt,,Cheryl Doss, Stefano Gerosa, Sarah Lowder, Ira Matuschke, Reei Raney and Jakob Skoet, ESA Working Paper No 10-03, August 2010.

Are Development Priorities Shared by Community Members? Results of a Ranking Exercise in East African Rangelands. John McPeak, Cheryl Doss, Christopher B. Barrett, and Patti Kristjanson. Journal of Development Studies, 45:1663-1683, 2009.

Interpersonal, Intertemporal and Spatial Variation in Risk Perceptions: Evidence from East Africa. Cheryl R. Doss, John G. McPeak and Christopher B. Barrett. World Development, 36(8): 1453-1468, 2008.

Education Investments in a Dual Economy. Andrew Mude, Christopher Barrett, John McPeak and Cheryl Doss. Economica, 74:351-369, 2007.

Are Household Production Decisions Cooperative? Evidence on Migration and Milk Sales from Northern Kenya. John McPeak and Cheryl Doss. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 88(3):528-542. August 2006.

Engendering Agricultural Technology for Africa’s Farmers: Promises and Pitfalls, in Feminist Economics and the World Bank: History, Theory and Policy. Ed. by Edith Kuiper and Drucilla Barker. Routledge, 2006.

Analyzing Technology Adoption using Micro Studies: Limitations, challenges and opportunities for improvement. Agricultural Economics, 34(3):207-219. Spring 2006.

The Maize Green Revolution in Kenya Revisited. Electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics. Hugo de Groote, George Owur, Cheryl Doss, James Ouma, Lutta Muhammad and K. Danda. 2005.

Understanding Farm level Technology Adoption: Lessons Learned from CIMMYT’s Micro Surveys in East Africa. CIMMYT Economics Working Paper 03-07. Mexico, D.F., CIMMYT. 2003.

Adoption of Maize and WheatTechnologies in East Africa: A Synthesis of the Findings of 22 Case Studies. Cheryl Doss, Wilfred Mwangi, Hugo Verkuijl, and Hugo De Groote. CIMMYT Economics Working Paper 03-06. Mexico, D.F., CIMMYT. 2003.

Men’s Crops? Women’s Crops? Gender Patterns of Cropping in Ghana. World Development 30(11): 987-2000. November 2002.

Designing Agricultural Technology for African Women Farmers: Lessons from 25 Years of Experience. World Development 29(12): 2075-2092. December 2001. (also published as CIMMYT Economics Program Paper 99-02)

How Does Gender Affect the Adoption of Agricultural Innovations? The Case of Improved Maize Technology in Ghana. Cheryl Doss and Michael Morris. Agricultural Economics 25(1): 27-39. June 2001.

Intrahousehold Analyses

Intrahousehold Bargaining and Resource Allocation in Developing Countries. World Bank Research Observer 28: 52–78. 2013.

The Effects of Intrahousehold Property Ownership on Expenditure Patterns in Ghana. Journal of African Economies 15(1): 149-180. March 2006.

Conceptualizing and Measuring Bargaining Power within the Household, in Women, Family and Work: Writings on the Economics of Gender. Ed. by Karine Moe. Wiley, 2002. 

Is Risk Fully Pooled within the Household: Evidence from Ghana. Economic Development and Cultural Change 50(1):101-130. October 2001.

Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Ghana: The Impact of the Distribution of Asset Ownership within the Household, in G.H. Peters and von Braun (eds), Food Security, Diversification and Resource Management: Refocusing the Role of Agriculture? Dartmouth Publishing, Aldershot, UK, 1999.

Testing Among Models of Intrahousehold Resource Allocation. World Development 24(10): 1597-1609. October 1996.

Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in an Uncertain Environment. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 78(5): 1335-1339. December 1996.

Strengthening Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy Through Intrahousehold Analysis: Discussion. Cheryl Doss and Benjamin Senauer. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 76(5): 1226-1228. Dec. 1994.


The AIDS epidemic: Challenges for Feminist Economics, Cheryl Doss and Cecelia Conrad. Feminist Economics, 14(4): October 2008.

AIDS, Gender and Economic Development. Cecelia Conrad and Cheryl Doss, eds. Routledge, 2011. 

Overview, African Higher Education: Implications for Development. Cheryl Doss, Robert Evenson, and Nancy Ruther. Journal of Higher Education in Africa 2(1):1-14. 2004.

The Influence of Wetland Type and Wetland Proximity on Residential Property Values. Cheryl Doss and Steven Taff. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 21(1):120-129. July 1996.

Special Issue of Journal of Higher Education in Africa, African Higher Education:  Implications for Development. Cheryl Doss, Robert Evenson and Nancy Ruther, eds. 2004.

Issues in African Rural Development, Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, Morrilton, Arkansas. Cheryl R. Doss and Carol Olson, eds. 1991.