Child Gender and Parental Borrowing: Evidence from India

7 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2011

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Isabelle Agier

Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, UMR 201; Université libre de Bruxelles, CERMi

Isabelle Guérin

UMR 201 - Développement et Sociétés (Paris I Sorbonne/IRD)

Ariane Szafarz

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Centre Emile Bernheim (CEB) & CERMi

Date Written: March 22, 2011

Abstract

The unequal treatment of children is not gender neutral from the parent side. Our results show that women try to compensate through debt for the unbalanced situation faced by their daughters compared to their sons. However, the lack of symmetry between mothers' and fathers' financial situations leads to the perpetuation of gender inequality through generations.

Keywords: Gender, Discrimination, Borrowing, Debt, Children, Mother, Father

JEL Classification: O16, D13, J12, O15, O17, G21, I32

Suggested Citation

Agier, Isabelle and Guérin, Isabelle and Szafarz, Ariane, Child Gender and Parental Borrowing: Evidence from India (March 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1792872 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1792872

Isabelle Agier

Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, UMR 201 ( email )

IEDES, 45 bis avenue de la Belle Gabrielle
Nogent sur Marne, 94736
France

Université libre de Bruxelles, CERMi

Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 21 - CP145/1
Brussels, B-1050
Belgium

Isabelle Guérin

UMR 201 - Développement et Sociétés (Paris I Sorbonne/IRD) ( email )

Paris
France

Ariane Szafarz (Contact Author)

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Centre Emile Bernheim (CEB) & CERMi ( email )

50 Avenue Roosevelt
Brussels 1050
Belgium

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