Lifestyles of the rich and polygynous in Cote d’Ivoire
AbstractThis paper investigates whether the sources of income, not just the levels, determine whether an individual is monogamous. Our results support the idea that polygyny stunts development by allowing wealthy men to acquire wives rather than investing in child quality.
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Marriage; Monogamy; Polygyny; Human capital; Inequality;
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- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
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