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dc.contributor.authorChakraborty, Tanikaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:06:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:06:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62492-
dc.description.abstractThis paper exploits an exogenous shift in the trade policy in India to study the impact of industrialization on son preference. Using a difference-in-differences strategy, we find that households are more likely to have a male child in regions with higher trade openness relative to regions with lower trade openness. Moreover, higher trade openness seems to have affected only the Hindu households; there is no analogous effect on the Muslim households. We further analyze the underlying mechanisms through which industrialization might have affected relative survival of daughters. We find a significant increase in real dowry payments in regions experiencing greater trade openness. Most interestingly, dowry inflation is experienced by the Hindu households, but not by the Muslim households. The results are robust to falsification tests using cohorts born much before the liberalization period and are not driven by systematic migration into areas with greater trade openness.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6647en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ18en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsex ratioen_US
dc.subject.keyworddowryen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade liberalizationen_US
dc.subject.keyworddifference in differenceen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsliberalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrialisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeburtenrateen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwHinduismusen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwMuslimeen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleImpact of industrialization on relative female survival: Evidence from trade policiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn718079213en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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