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Gender discrimination and excess female under-five mortality in India: a new perspective using mixed-sex twins

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Son preference has been linked to excess female under-5 mortality in India, and considerable literature has explored whether parents invest more resources in sons relative to daughters—which we refer to as explicit discrimination—leading to girls’ poorer health status and, consequently, higher mortality. However, this literature has not adequately controlled for the implicit discrimination processes that sort girls into different types of families (e.g., larger) and at earlier parities. To be...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s13524-020-00909-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
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Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Demography More from this journal
Volume:
57
Pages:
2143-2167
Publication date:
2020-09-25
Acceptance date:
2020-02-13
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EISSN:
1533-7790
ISSN:
0070-3370
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1090879
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pubs:1090879
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2020-03-09

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