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Child gender and parental borrowing: Evidence from India
Isabelle Agier Isabelle Guérin and
Ariane Szafarz , 2012, vol. 115, issue 3, pages 363-365
Economics Letters Abstract:
Discrimination against girls is well-documented, especially in Asia. We show that women try to level the playing field for their daughters by taking on debt. But wealth asymmetry between mothers and fathers perpetuates gender inequality across generations.
Keywords: Gender; Discrimination; Debt; Children; Parents (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 J12 O15 O17 G21 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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