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In Search of Gender Bias in Household Resource Allocation in Rural China

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  • Song, L.

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This paper tests three hypotheses concerning intra-household resource allocation in rural China. First, whether increasing the women's bargaining power alters household expenditure patterns. Second, whether households allocate fewer resourced to daughters than to sons. Third, whether increasing the bargaining power of women reduces pro-boy discrimination.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 99212.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:oxf:wpaper:99212

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Keywords: HOUSEHOLD ; GENDER ; RESOURCE ALLOCATION ; CHINA;

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  1. Behrman, Jere R, 1988. "Intrahousehold Allocation of Nutrients in Rural India: Are Boys Favored? Do Parents Exhibit Inequality Aversion?," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 40(1), pages 32-54, March.
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  1. Hongqin Chang & Xiao-yuan Dong & Fiona MacPhail, 2010. "Labour Migration and Time Use Patterns of the Left-Behind Children and Elderly in Rural China," Departmental Working Papers 2010-05, The University of Winnipeg, Department of Economics.

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