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More Women Missing, Fewer Girls Dying: The Impact of Abortion on Sex Ratios at Birth and Excess Female Mortality in Taiwan

Ming-Jen Lin, Nancy Qian, Jin-Tan Liu

NBER Working Paper No. 14541
Issued in December 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

Comments and questions are welcome at mjlin@ntu.edu.tw, or nancy.qian@yale.edu. We thank Joshua Angrist, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Avi Ebenstein, Erica Field, Andrew Foster, Oded Galor, Lawrence Katz, Michael Kremer, Thomas Lemieux, EbonyaWashington, DavidWeil, Pierre Yared, Noam Yuchtman and seminar participants at the Harvard University Labor Seminar, University of British Columbia, the National Taiwan University, the University of Conneticut, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; and the NEUDC for their insights. We are grateful to Avraham Ebenstein for generously sharing the KAPS data; and to the National Health Research Institutes of Taiwan for partial financial support. 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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