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Record number 497867
Title Battle of the Sexes : How Sex Ratios Affect Female Bargaining Power
Author(s) Bulte, E.H.; Tu, Q.; List, J.
Source Economic Development and Cultural Change 64 (2015)1. - ISSN 0013-0079 - p. 143 - 161.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1086/682706
Department(s) Development Economics Group
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract A vibrant literature has emerged that explores the economic implications of the sex ratio (the ratio of men to women in the population), including changes in fertility rates, educational outcomes, labor supply, and household purchases. Previous empirical efforts, however, have paid less attention to the underlying channel via which changes in the sex ratio affect economic decisions. This study combines evidence from a field experiment and a survey to document that the sex ratio importantly influences female bargaining power: as the sex ratio increases, female bargaining power increases.
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