Age Dependent Preferences, Education & the Marriage Market for Young Brides (CANCELLED)
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Abstract

Rajasthani women typically marry young and leave school early. In this paper we develop a hypothetical choice methodology to estimate parental preferences over girls’ education, age of marriage and marriage match characteristics, as well as subjective beliefs over the joint distribution of these variables, for a sample of 6,000 parents in the Dhaulphur district of Rajasthan. Our identification approach is based on comparing choices made in situations with and without uncertainty over the realisation of future offers. We use our results to examine the marriage market return to being educated and young and ask whether this can help to explain low rates of female human capital investment and high rates of early marriage in this community.
Date: 26 April 2018, 16:30 (Thursday, 1st week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room C
Speaker: Alison Andrew (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Organising department: Department of Economics
Organisers: Abi Adams (University of Oxford), Anne Pouliquen (University of Oxford), Erin Saunders (University of Oxford)
Part of: Applied Microeconomics Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Erin Saunders, Anne Pouliquen, Melis Boya