Title

Bias against Daughters in Health-Care Provision: A Theoretical Analysis

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Economics

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.2139/ssrn.1155111

Keywords

gender bias, healthcare, marriage, extended family, health-care cost

Publication Date

2008

Recommended Citation

Self, Sharmistha, and Sajal Lahiri. "Bias against Daughters in Health-care Provision: A Theoretical Analysis." Available at SSRN 1155111 (2008).

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