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Son Preference in Indian Families: Absolute Versus Relative Wealth Effects

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  • Sylvestre Gaudin

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    Volume (Year): 48 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 343-370

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    Keywords: Gender; India; Multilevel model; Relative wealth; Son preference;

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    Cited by:
    1. Marie-Claire Robitaille & Ishita Chatterjee, 2013. "Mother-In-Law and Son Preference in India," Economics Discussion / Working Papers 13-04, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
    2. Isabel Oliveira & José Dias, 2014. "Disentangling the relation between wealth and contraceptive use in India: a multilevel probit regression approach," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 48(2), pages 1001-1012, March.
    3. Kenneth W Clements & Izan H Y Izan, 2013. "Report on the 25th PhD Conference in Economics and Business," Economics Discussion / Working Papers 13-05, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
    4. Tin-chi Lin & Alícia Adserà, 2013. "Son Preference and Children’s Housework: The Case of India," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 32(4), pages 553-584, August.
    5. Archana Patel & Neetu Badhoniya & Manju Mamtani & Hemant Kulkarni, 2013. "Skewed Sex Ratios in India: “Physician, Heal Thyself”," Demography, Springer, vol. 50(3), pages 1129-1134, June.

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