Estimating the Private Economic Benefits of Sons Versus Daughters in India

@article{Rosenblum2017EstimatingTP,
  title={Estimating the Private Economic Benefits of Sons Versus Daughters in India},
  author={Daniel Rosenblum},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={107 - 77}
}
  • D. Rosenblum
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Economics
  • Feminist Economics
ABSTRACT In order to understand the economic incentives behind gender discrimination in India, this paper provides the first estimates of the magnitude of the economic benefits of having a son instead of a daughter. The study estimates large gains from a first-born son to per capita income and expenditure, household assets, and a reduction in the probability the household is below the poverty line. Estimates show that a first-born son may provide economic advantages through a reduction in total… 

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