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Gender and savings in rural India.

Authors
  • Deolalikar, A
  • Rose, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of population economics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
11
Issue
4
Pages
453–470
Identifiers
PMID: 12294783
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

"In this study we use data from rural India to examine the impact of the birth of a boy relative to the birth of a girl (i.e., the ¿gender shock') on the savings, consumption and income of rural Indian households. We find that the gender shock reduces savings for medium and large farm households, although there is no evidence that the shock affects savings for the landless and the small farm households. We also estimate the effect of the shock on income and consumption for the former group in order to determine the source of the drop in savings."

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