Bias against Daughters in Health-Care Provision: A Theoretical Analysis
16 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2008
Date Written: July 3, 2008
This is a theoretical paper to analyze possible bias against daughters in the provision of healthcare. Women once married become part of in-laws' families, leading to certain inter-family externalities in household decision making, which in turn result in gender bias in healthcare. We also find that the extent of gender bias increases with the cost of healthcare.
Keywords: gender bias, healthcare, marriage, extended family, health-care cost
JEL Classification: H52, O10, O16
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