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Risk aversion and son preference

experimental evidence from Chinese twin parents

Soo Hong Chew (National University of Singapore), Junjian Yi (National University of Singapore and IZA), Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong and IZA), Songfa Zhong (National University of Singapore) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics

We study the role of risk aversion underlying son preference in patriarchal societies, where sons serve as better insurance for old-age support than daughters. The implications of an insurance motive on son preference are two-fold. First, prior to the birth of their children, more risk-averse parent...

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Main Author: Chew, Soo-Hong
Yi, Junjian
Zhang, Junsen
Zhong, Songfa
Format: eBook
Language: English
Related: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ¬[Herausgebendes Organ]
Ort : Verlag : ErscheinungsdatumBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics : January 2017
Extent: 1 Online-Ressource (34 Seiten)
Umfang: (Dateityp; Kodierungsformat)Textdatei; PDF
Series: IZA DP ; no. 10519
Links: Fulltext
HBZ-ID: HT019236034 » further libraries in North Rhine-Westphalia
Database: ULB Bonn