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Differential Fecundity and Gender-Biased Parental Investments in Health

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  • Aloysius Siow

    (University of Toronto)

  • Xiaodong Zhu

    (University of Toronto)

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Women are fecund for a shorter period of their lives than men. In monogamous societies with divorce and remarriage, fecund women are relatively scarce. This paper studies how parents, who maximize discounted dynastic consumption, invest in the survival of their sons and daughters. The theory also generates endogenous sex ratios, income class sizes, and population growth. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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Article provided by Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics in its journal Review of Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 5 (2002)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 999-1024

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Keywords: Gender bias; parental investment; health; population growth;

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  1. Lagerlof, Nils-Petter, 2003. " Gender Equality and Long-Run Growth," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 403-26, December.
  2. Martin Gächter & Peter Schwazer & Engelbert Theurl, 2010. "Stronger sex but earlier death: A multi-level socioeconomic analysis of gender differences in mortality in Austria," NRN working papers 2010-06, The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  3. Javier Díaz-Giménez & Eugenio Giolito, 2011. "Gender Differences and the Timing of first Marriages," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv274, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
  4. Michael Leung & Junsen Zhang, 2008. "Gender preference, biased sex ratio, and parental investments in single-child households," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 6(2), pages 91-110, June.

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