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Replication data for: Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bhalotra, Sonia
  • Chakravarty, Abhishek
  • Mookherjee, Dilip
  • Pino, Francisco J.
Publication Date
2019-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We examine intra-household gender-differentiated effects of property rights securitisation following West Bengal's tenancy registration program, using two independently gathered datasets. In both samples, higher program implementation increased male child survival rates in families without a firstborn son, but not in those that already have a firstborn male child. We argue this reflects intensified son preference as land rights improve, ostensibly to ensure a male heir to inherit land. Consistent with this, girls with firstborn brothers also experience increased survival, but not girls with firstborn sisters. The gender bias manifests both in infant mortality rates and the sex ratio at birth.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20160262 (Text)
Publications
  • Bhalotra, Sonia, Abhishek Chakravarty, Dilip Mookherjee, and Francisco J. Pino. “Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 2 (April 2019): 205–37. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20160262.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20160262 (DOI)

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

Bhalotra, Sonia; Chakravarty, Abhishek; Mookherjee, Dilip; Pino, Francisco J. (2019): Replication data for: Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113697V1