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Replication data for: Women's Inheritance Rights, Household Allocation, and Gender Bias

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1
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Creator
  • Bose, Nayana
  • Das, Shreyasee
Publication Date
2017-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We analyze the impact of improved land inheritance rights for women in India on female empowerment by examining their educational attainment and the intergenerational effects of the reform. Using a difference-in-differences strategy, we find that the amendment to the Hindu Succession Act significantly increased education of women from landed households by 0.48 years. However, our results indicate a significant decrease in the educational attainment of children, especially boys of treated mothers. We attribute this decrease to treated mothers who are better educated and able to assess the higher opportunity cost of education for boys.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171128 (Text)
Publications
  • Bose, Nayana, and Shreyasee Das. “Women’s Inheritance Rights, Household Allocation, and Gender Bias.” American Economic Review 107, no. 5 (May 2017): 150–53. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171128.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20171128 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Bose, Nayana; Das, Shreyasee (2017): Replication data for: Women's Inheritance Rights, Household Allocation, and Gender Bias. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113536V1