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Economic Growth, Comparative Advantage, and Gender Differences in Schooling Outcomes: Evidence from the Birthweight Differences of Chinese Twins

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  • Mark Rosenzweig
  • Junsen Zhang

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Data from two surveys of twins in China are used to contribute to an improved understanding of the role of economic development in affecting gender differences in the trends in, levels of, and returns to schooling observed in China and in many developing countries in recent decades. [BREAD Working Paper No. 323]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/323.pdf].

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Keywords: schooling; gender; twins; China; economic development; gender differences; growth; log-linear wage functions; men; women; Child Twins Survey; nutritional improvements; human capital investments; skill; females; males;

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  1. Mark Rosenzweig & Junsen Zhang, 2014. "Co-residence, Life-Cycle Savings and Inter-generational Support in Urban China," NBER Working Papers 20057, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Sonia R Bhalotra & Atheendar S Venkataramani, 2013. "Cognitive Development and Infectious Disease: Gender Difference in Investments and Outcomes," Economics Discussion Papers, University of Essex, Department of Economics 745, University of Essex, Department of Economics.
  3. Huang, Wei & Lei, Xiaoyan & Zhao, Yaohui, 2014. "One-Child Policy and the Rise of Man-Made Twins," IZA Discussion Papers 8394, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Tien Manh Vu & Hisakazu Matsushige, 2013. "Gender, sibling order, and differences in the quantity and quality of educational attainment: Evidence using Japanese twin data," OSIPP Discussion Paper, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University 13E007, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.
  5. Tom Vogl, 2012. "Height, Skills, and Labor Market Outcomes in Mexico," NBER Working Papers 18318, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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