Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/120954
Authors: 
Huang, Wei
Lei, Xiaoyan
Sun, Ang
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9301
Abstract: 
The rise in education of women relative to men is an emerging worldwide phenomenon in recent decades. This paper investigates the impact of the birth control policies on teenage girls' education attainment. The estimates suggest that the policies explain 30 percent of the education increase for women born in 1945-1980 and 50 percent of the gender gap narrowing in China. Further analysis provides some suggestive evidence for potential mechanisms, including the policy-induced expectations for labor and marriage market and subjective attitudes on children and gender-equality. These findings highlight the role of fertility policies in women's empowerment of last century.
Subjects: 
One-Child Policy
education of girls
expectation
JEL: 
D84
I20
J13
J16
J18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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