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Child Gender and Parental Borrowing: Evidence from India

Isabelle Agier, Isabelle Guérin and Ariane Szafarz

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Abstract: Discrimination against girls is well-documented, especially in Asia. We show that women try to level the playing field for their daughters by taking on debt. But wealth asymmetry between mothers and fathers perpetuates gender inequality across generations.

Keywords: Gender; Discrimination; Debt; Children; Parents (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 G21 I32 J12 O15 O16 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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Published in: Economics letters (2012) v.115 n° 3,p.363-365

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