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Child Gender and Parental Borrowing: Evidence from India

Isabelle Agier, Isabelle Guérin and Ariane Szafarz

No 11-038, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: The unequal treatment of children is not gender neutral from the parent side. Our results show that women try to compensate through debt for the unbalanced situation faced by their daughters compared to their sons. However, the lack of symmetry between mothers' and fathers' financial situations leads to the perpetuation of gender inequality through generations.

Keywords: Gender; discrimination; borrowing,; debt; children; mother; father (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O16 D13 J12 O15 O17 G21 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-dev and nep-lab
Date: 2011-09
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