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On the Heterogeneity of Dowry Motives

Raj Arunachalam, Trevon D. Logan

NBER Working Paper No. 12630
Issued in October 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful for helpful comments from Pranab K. Bardhan, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Lung-Fei Lee, Ronald D. Lee, David I. Levine, Ian McLean, Manisha Shah, and seminar participants at UC Berkeley and Ohio State University. We would particularly like to thank J. Bradford DeLong, Audrey L. Light, and Edward Miguel for several useful discussions and encouragement throughout. Hao Shi and Ranjan Shrestha provided excellent research assistance. Corresponding author: Raj Arunachalam, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 549 Evans Hall #3880, Berkeley, CA 94720-3880. Email: arunacha@econ.berkeley.edu The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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