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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

Abstract: 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)
Pages: 32
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.125021

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