Missing Daughters, Missing Brides?
AbstractEven in countries where there is a male-biased sex ratio, it is still possible for the marriage market to be balanced if men marry younger women and population is growing. We define a missing Brides Index to reflect the intensity of the possible imbalance at steady state, taking into account the endogeneity of population growth. Taking international data on ages at marriage, fertility rate, and mean age at birth, we rank countries according to the Missing Brides Index.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) with number 2012004.
Date of creation: 28 Mar 2012
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Missing women; marriage; fertility;
Other versions of this item:
- Hippolyte d'Albis & David de la Croix, 2012. "Missing Daughters, Missing Brides?," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 12028, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
- Hippolyte D'Albis & David De La Croix, 2012. "Missing Daughters, Missing Brides ?," UniversitÃ© Paris1 PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00717385, HAL.
- d’ALBIS, Hippolyte & de la CROIX, David, . "Missing daughters, missing brides?," CORE Discussion Papers RP -2422, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
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