Sex Imbalance, Marriage Competition, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from rural China
AbstractIt is well acknowledged that the entrepreneurship is important to economic development. In this paper, we suggest a gender-related determinant of entrepreneurship, local sex imbalance. Using a 2009 rural finance survey, we examine how this imbalance influences the venturing at the household level in China. We find that households with a son in more sex-imbalanced villages are more likely to have a business. Further examination reveals that these households have any advantage in borrowing.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington with number 125021.
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entrepreneurship; sex ratio; China; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics; Farm Management; Financial Economics; J1; J2;
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