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Why Do Mothers Breastfeed Girls Less Than Boys? Evidence and Implications for Child Health in India

Seema Jayachandran, Ilyana Kuziemko

NBER Working Paper No. 15041
Issued in June 2009

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We thank Kristin Plys and Luke Stein for excellent research assistance and Anne Case, Monica Das Gupta, Angus Deaton, Pascaline Dupas, Claudia Goldin, Jeffrey Hammer, Larry Katz, Alan Krueger, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Ben Olken, Emily Oster, Eliot Regett, Shanna Rose, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, Chris Woodruff, and conference and seminar participants at Princeton, Stanford, the Pacific Conference for Development Economics, and the NBER Children's meeting for helpful comments. 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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