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)
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