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Suicide and Property Rights in India

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  • Garance Genicot

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Is there an impact of female property rights on male and female suicide rates in India. Using state level variation in legal changes to women's property rights, it is shown that better property rights for women are associated with a decrease in the di fference between female and male suicide rates, but an increase in both male and female suicides.[BREAD Working Paper 353]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/353.pdf].

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  • Siwan Anderson & Garance Genicot, 2012. "Suicide and Property Rights in India," Working Papers id:5080, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Sonia Bhalotra & Abhishek Chakravarty & Dilip Mookherjee & Francisco J. Pino, "undated". "Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal," Boston University - Department of Economics - The Institute for Economic Development Working Papers Series dp-281, Boston University - Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Suicide; Inheritance; Property Right; Conflict; household; female; male; India; suicide rates; wife beating; women's property rights. women; marital discord; female property rights; family; female empowerment; wives; economic resources; ownership of land; employment; unemployed women;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • K36 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Family and Personal Law
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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