Sex Imbalance, Marriage Competition, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from rural China
Yan Yuan (),
Zhao Rong () and
Lihe Xu ()
No 125021, 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
It is well acknowledged that the entrepreneurship is important to economic development. In this paper, we suggest a gender-related determinant of entrepreneurship, local sex imbalance. Using a 2009 rural finance survey, we examine how this imbalance influences the venturing at the household level in China. We find that households with a son in more sex-imbalanced villages are more likely to have a business. Further examination reveals that these households have any advantage in borrowing.
Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics; Farm Management; Financial Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-dev, nep-ent and nep-tra
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:aaea12:125021
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().