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Cheryl Long

Xiamen University
Xiamen, Fujian 361005
China

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Institutional Affiliation: WISE

NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2019Where Have All the Children Gone? An Empirical Study of Child Abandonment and Abduction in China
with Xiaojia Bao, Sebastian Galiani, Kai Li: w26492
In the past 40 years, a large number of children have been abandoned by their families or have been abducted in China. We argue that the implementation of the one-child policy has significantly increased both child abandonment and child abduction and that, furthermore, the cultural preference for sons in China has shaped unique gender-based patterns whereby a majority of the children who are abandoned are girls and a majority of the children who are abducted are boys. We provide empirical evidence for the following findings: (1) Stricter one-child policy implementation leads to more child abandonment locally and more child abduction in neighboring regions; (2) A stronger son-preference bias in a given region intensifies both the local effects and spatial spillover effects of the region's o...
 
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