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dc.contributor.authorGong, Xiaodongen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Soest, Arthuren_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Pingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:19:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:19:01Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21057-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze Engel curves for nuclear households in rural China. The sample includes more than5000 nuclear families covering nineteen out of thirty Chinese provinces. We considerexpenditures on food, also subdivided into several food subcategories such as cereals, or meatand fish, and other consumption categories such as alcohol and tobacco, medical, andeducational goods. We use the semiparametric partially linear model. This allows for anyfunctional form relationship between the budget shares and total expenditures, but assumes thatthe demographic variables enter the model in a linear way. We correct for potential endogeneityof total expenditures. Our results suggest that there are economies of scale in families?consumption expenditure patterns. We find some differences in consumption patterns whichrelate to differences in gender of children, which can be seen as evidence of sexual bias relatedto a commonly believed existing preference for boys.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x212en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelC20en_US
dc.subject.jelR20en_US
dc.subject.jelD12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHousehold economicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordbiasen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender differencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordEngel curveen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.stwMikroökonomische Konsumfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleSexual Bias and Household Consumption: A Semiparametric Analysis of Engel Curves in Rural Chinaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn835476618en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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