Son-preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal
Magnus Hatlebakk ()
No 8, CMI Working Papers from CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute), Bergen, Norway
A unique family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate the economic consequences of having a first-born girl. Women get more children, but we find no causal effect of number of children on economic outcomes. But independently of the number of children there is a positive effect on boys' education of having a first born sister, who presumably takes care of household work so the boys can focus on school. This indicates a stronger son-preference in Nepal than what is found in studies from neighboring countries.
Keywords: Fertility; Intra-household gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
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