NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Competitive Saving Motive: Evidence from Rising Sex Ratios and Savings Rates in China

Shang-Jin Wei, Xiaobo Zhang

NBER Working Paper No. 15093
Issued in June 2009

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The authors would like to thank Marcos Chamon, Avi Ebenstein, Lena Edlund, Roger Gordon, Ed Hopkins, Tatiana Kornienko, Justin Lin, Olivier Jeanne, Simon Johnson, Nancy Qian, Junsen Zhang, and seminar participants at the NBER and various universities for helpful discussions, Joy Glazener, John Klopfer, and Jin Yang for able research assistance, and the National Science Foundation for financial support through an award for the project “competitive savings, competitive growth, and global implications.” The remaining errors are the authors’ responsibilities. 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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