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Religion and abortion : the role of politician identity / Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex and IZA), Irma Clots-Figueras (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IZA), Lakshmi Iyer (University of Notre Dame) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBhalotra, Sonia R. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Clots-Figueras, Irma In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Lakshmi Iyer In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, January 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11292
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-148742 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Leveraging close elections to generate quasi-random variation in the religious identity of state legislators in India, we find lower rates of female foeticide in districts with Muslim legislators, which we argue reflects a greater (religious) aversion to abortion among Muslims. These districts exhibit increases in fertility that offset the decrease in girl abortion. We find no evidence of greater postnatal neglect of girls once more girls are born. Our findings show that politician preferences over abortion influence abortion-related outcomes, most likely through greater enforcement of laws against sex determination.