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Son preference and gender-biased breastfeeding in Pakistan

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We investigate gender-biased breastfeeding in Pakistan using data from the 2006-2007 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey. We replicate the analysis of Jayachandran and Kuziemko (2011) in India, who develop a model of breastfeeding that incorporates its contraceptive properties and yields several predictions regarding when mothers wean their children. We test the validity of their theory in Pakistan, where parents’ stated preference for sons is twice as large as in India. Our replication ex...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1086/695137

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Economics, CSAE
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Economic Development and Cultural Change Journal website
Volume:
66
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2017-12-07
Acceptance date:
2016-06-30
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EISSN:
1539-2988
ISSN:
0013-0079
Pubs id:
pubs:647913
URN:
uri:8d7d9b96-ced7-4728-b492-57ce21c15d08
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uuid:8d7d9b96-ced7-4728-b492-57ce21c15d08
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pubs:647913

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