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Sexual bias and household consumption a semiparametric analysis of Engel curves in rural China

Author: Xiaodong Gong; Arthur van Soest; Ping Zhang
Publisher: Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 2000
Series: IZA Discussion paper series, 212; Discussion paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit, 212
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We analyze Engel curves for nuclear households in rural China. The sample includes more than 5000 nuclear families covering nineteen out of thirty Chinese provinces. We consider expenditures on food, also subdivided into several food subcategories such as cereals, or meat and fish, and other consumption categories such as alcohol and tobacco, medical, and educational goods. We use the semiparametric partially linear  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaodong Gong; Arthur van Soest; Ping Zhang
OCLC Number: 931985773
Accession No: (DE-599)GBV835476618
Description: Online-Ressource ([1], 31 S.) graph. Darst.
Series Title: IZA Discussion paper series, 212; Discussion paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit, 212
Responsibility: Xiaodong Gong; Arthur van Soest; Ping Zhang

Abstract:

We analyze Engel curves for nuclear households in rural China. The sample includes more than 5000 nuclear families covering nineteen out of thirty Chinese provinces. We consider expenditures on food, also subdivided into several food subcategories such as cereals, or meat and fish, and other consumption categories such as alcohol and tobacco, medical, and educational goods. We use the semiparametric partially linear model. This allows for any functional form relationship between the budget shares and total expenditures, but assumes that the demographic variables enter the model in a linear way. We correct for potential endogeneity of total expenditures. Our results suggest that there are economies of scale in families ?consumption expenditure patterns. We find some differences in consumption patterns which relate to differences in gender of children, which can be seen as evidence of sexual bias related to a commonly believed existing preference for boys.

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