Bias against Daughters in Health-Care Provision: A Theoretical Analysis
This is a theoretical paper to analyze possible bias against daughters in the provision of healthcare. Women once married become part of in-laws' families, leading to certain inter-family externalities in household decision making, which in turn result in gender bias in healthcare. We also find that the extent of gender bias increases with the cost of healthcare.
gender bias, healthcare, marriage, extended family, health-care cost
Self, Sharmistha, and Sajal Lahiri. "Bias against Daughters in Health-care Provision: A Theoretical Analysis." Available at SSRN 1155111 (2008).