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Marriage Institutions and Sibling Competition: Evidence from South Asia

Tom Vogl

NBER Working Paper No. 18319
Issued in August 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

An earlier draft of this paper circulated under the title, “Sisters, Schooling, and Spousal Search: Evidence from South Asia.” I am grateful to Erica Field, Michael Kremer, and especially David Cutler, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence Katz for their guidance throughout this research project. I thank Ruchir Agarwal, Anne Case, Amitabh Chandra, Joyce Chen, Tom Cunningham, Supreet Kaur, Michal Kolesar, Ed Glaeser, Seema Jayachandran, Kyle Meng, Sendhil Mullainathan, Daniele Paserman, Nancy Qian, Monica Singhal, and seminar participants at BU, Harvard, Princeton, RAND, Yale, UCLA, UT Austin, and the World Bank for helpful comments and suggestions. Bishnu Thapa provided excellent research assistance and sage insights into Nepali society. This research was supported by the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy (NSF IGERT Grant 0333403) and the NBER Aging Program (NIA Grant T32-AG000186). The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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