Child Gender and Parental Borrowing: Evidence from India
3 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Last revised: 22 Feb 2021
Date Written: 2012
Discrimination against girls is well-documented, especially in Asia. We show that women try to level the playing field for their daughters by taking on debt. But wealth asymmetry between mothers and fathers perpetuates gender inequality across generations.
Keywords: Gender, Discrimination, Borrowing, Debt, Children, Mother, Father
JEL Classification: O16, D13, J12, O15, O17, G21, I32
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