Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/59168
Authors: 
Rosenzweig, Mark R.
Zhang, Junsen
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, Economic Growth Center 1008
Abstract: 
Data from two surveys of twins in China are used to contribute to an improved understanding of the role of economic development in affecting gender differences in the trends in, levels of, and returns to schooling observed in China and in many developing countries in recent decades. In particular, we explore the hypothesis that these phenomena reflect differences in comparative advantage with respect to skill and brawn between men and women in the context of changes in incomes, returns to skill, and/or nutritional improvements that are the result of economic development and growth.
Subjects: 
schooling
gender
twins
China
JEL: 
J24
J16
I15
I25
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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