Child Gender and Parental Borrowing: Evidence from India

3 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Last revised: 22 Feb 2021

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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 (ULB), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Centre Emile Bernheim (CEB) & CERMi

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Agier, Isabelle and Guérin, Isabelle and Szafarz, Ariane, Child Gender and Parental Borrowing: Evidence from India (2012). Economics Letters, Vol. 115, No. 3, 2012, 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 )

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Université libre de Bruxelles, CERMi

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Isabelle Guérin

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

Paris
France

Ariane Szafarz (Contact Author)

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

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Brussels 1050
Belgium

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